Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summary

  • 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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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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