4,171 Granted Citizenship In Last 5 Years, Over 4,000 Hindu Applications Pending: Home Ministry


4,171 Granted Citizenship, Over 4,000 Hindu Applications Pending: Centre

The Home Ministry additionally supplied year-wise information to the Rajya Sabha (File)

New Delhi:

Over 4,000 foreigners have been granted citizenship within the final 5 years with Gujarat main the tally, the Ministry of Home Affairs mentioned in Parliament right this moment. A virtually equal variety of purposes from folks belonging to the Hindu group and looking for Indian citizenship is pending, it mentioned.

The Ministry of Home Affairs information, which was tabled in Rajya Sabha right this moment, states that 4,171 foreigners have been granted citizenship, of which 1,089 had been granted by Gujarat.

Rajasthan is available in second with 751 being granted Indian citizenship adopted by Madhya Pradesh – 535, Maharashtra – 446, Haryana – 303, and Delhi – 301.

The Ministry additionally supplied year-wise information. In 2016, 212, in 2017, 161, in 2018, 309, in 2019, 265, and in 2020, 142 folks had been granted the Indian citizenship.

“The practice of online processing of citizenship applications started in 2018 with an aim to facilitate the applicants by speedy disposal of applications in a transparent manner,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha.

According to the minister, as a lot of 4046 purposes of individuals belonging to the Hindu group had been nonetheless pending with state governments and 10 with the Central authorities as of July 31.

As per the MHA information, 1,541 Hindus have sought citizenship in Rajasthan, 849 in Maharashtra, 555 in Gujarat, 490 in Madhya Pradesh, 268 in Chhattisgarh, 123 in Delhi, and 96 in Uttar Pradesh.

(*5*) a senior ministry official advised India07.

In one other reply, the MHA knowledgeable the Upper House of Parliament that below CAA, beneficiaries will likely be eligible for citizenship solely after guidelines below the laws are notified.

“Eligible persons covered by the Citizenship Amendment Act may submit applications for grant of citizenship after appropriate rules are notified by the central government,” Minister of State (Home) Nityanand Rai mentioned in response to a question on whether or not the federal government has obtained new purposes after the CAA 2019 was enacted.

“There is no proposal under consideration of the government for any further amendment of the Citizenship Act,” he added.

The CAA was notified on December 12, 2019, and got here into pressure with impact from January 10, 2020, the minister mentioned.

“The Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been requested to grant further extension of time up to January 9, 2022, to frame the rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019,” Mr Rai mentioned.

According to the Manual on Parliamentary Work, the foundations for any laws ought to be framed inside six months of presidential assent or the federal government should search an extension. The authorities obtained an extension for the fifth time for framing these guidelines.

The CAA envisages granting Indian nationality to persecuted non-Muslim minorities – Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and Christians – of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

People from these communities, who had come to India until December 31, 2014, after going through non secular persecution of their residence international locations, won’t be handled as unlawful immigrants and will likely be granted citizenship.


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