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“CAA does not violate constitutional provisions,” Amit Shah on citizenship legislation
Mar 14, 2024 11:43 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, ‘The Citizenship Amendment Act would never be taken back’. After the Centre notified act implementation rules, the statements were made.“The opposition has no other work, they even said surgical and air strikes were politically beneficial, so why not fight terrorism? Abolishing Article 370 was also for our political interest, they added. He stated we've promised to abolish Article 370 since 1950.Amit Shah denied that the CAA is unconstitutional. He accused opposition parties including Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, and Rahul Gandhi of "politics of lies". IN its 2019 manifesto, BJP pledged to bring CAA and provide refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan Indian citizenship. Under BJP's clear goal, both chambers of Parliament enacted the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in 2019. It was delayed by Covid. BJP has finished its program before the elections "Shah refuted the Opposition's accusation that CAA was announced before Lok Sabha elections. He added that the opposition parties merely seek to strengthen their vote bank through appeasement tactics and that CAA is the national legislation. The minister said the BJP's major goal is to provide rights and justice to persecuted minority from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, not political benefit. On March 13, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced a helpline for candidates. The ministry tweeted that CAA candidates can call the hotline from 8 am to 8 pm from anywhere in India to acquire information about the new law. MHA representative revealed X information. “Helpline number for Indian citizenship applicants under #CAA-2019 is starting soon. Free calls from anywhere in India allow applicants to acquire CAA-2019 information. Helpline open 8 am-8 pm.The bill will allow Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian, and Parsi refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who immigrated to India before December 31, 2014, to become citizens without a passport or visa. December 2019 saw Parliament adopt the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Bill on December 9 and 11, respectively.