Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA)
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Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA)

Test your knowledge about the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) passed by the Parliament of India. Explore the details and implications of the act through this quiz.

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Questions and Answers

Which religious minorities are eligible for an accelerated pathway to Indian citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019?

Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians

Which political party leads the Indian government that passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019?

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

How did the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 change the residence requirement for naturalization of eligible migrants?

It reduced it from twelve years to six

According to Intelligence Bureau records, how many immediate beneficiaries of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 are expected?

<p>Just over 30,000</p> Signup and view all the answers

What has the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 been criticized for?

<p>Discriminating on the basis of religion</p> Signup and view all the answers

When was the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 passed by the Parliament of India?

<p>11 December 2019</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which countries are the eligible persecuted religious minorities under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 from?

<p>Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the residence requirement for naturalization of eligible migrants before the amendment?

<p>Twelve years</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many immediate beneficiaries of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 are expected according to Intelligence Bureau records?

<p>Just over 30,000</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which religious group was excluded from eligibility for Indian citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019?

<p>Muslims</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) was passed by India's Parliament on 11 December 2019.
  • It amended the Citizenship Act, 1955, providing an accelerated pathway to Indian citizenship for persecuted religious minorities.
  • Eligibility extended to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who arrived before December 2014.
  • Muslims from these countries are not eligible for this citizenship provision.
  • The BJP government had pledged citizenship to persecuted religious minorities in their election manifestos.
  • The amendment relaxed the residence requirement for naturalization from twelve to six years.
  • Intelligence Bureau records indicate approximately 30,000 religious minorities will benefit from this legislation.
  • The act attracted global criticism for overtly using religion as a criterion for citizenship.
  • Muslims are excluded from the eligibility, leading to accusations of religious discrimination.

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