Union Government Begins Granting Citizenship Under CAA in Multiple States

The Union government has started granting citizenship under the CAA in West Bengal, Haryana, and Uttarakhand. Citizenship certificates were first issued in New Delhi on May 15, following the notification of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024. The CAA, enacted in December 2019, grants nationality to persecuted religious minorities from neighboring countries.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 29-05-2024 20:51 IST | Created: 29-05-2024 20:51 IST
Union Government Begins Granting Citizenship Under CAA in Multiple States
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The Union government Wednesday started granting citizenship under the CAA in West Bengal, Haryana and Uttarakhand, the Home Ministry said.

The applicants in the three states were granted citizenship on Wednesday by the respective State Empowered Committee, the ministry said in a statement.

The first set of citizenship certificates after the notification of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024, granted by the Empowered Committee, Delhi, were handed over to the applicants in New Delhi by the Union Home Secretary on May 15.

The CAA was enacted in December 2019 for granting Indian nationality to persecuted Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.

After the enactment, the CAA got the president's assent but the rules under which the Indian citizenship was granted were issued on March 11 after over a delay of four years.

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