The central authorities has sought an extension until January 9 for framing guidelines of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was handed by Parliament in 2019, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai knowledgeable Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
He was replying to a query from Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on whether or not the federal government had missed the deadline to border and notify CAA guidelines and the steps taken on this context.
“The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) has been notified on 12.12.2019 and has come into force w.e.f. 10.01.2020,” the minister mentioned.
“The Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been requested to grant further extension of time up to 09.01.2022 to frame the rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019,” Mr Rai mentioned.
The CAA envisages to grant Indian nationality to persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
This is the fifth extension sought by the federal government for framing of those guidelines.
According to the Manual on Parliamentary Work, the foundations for any laws ought to have been framed inside six months of presidential assent or search extension.
The goal of the CAA is to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities like Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Those from these communities who had come to India until December 31, 2014, dealing with spiritual persecution there, won’t be handled as unlawful immigrants however given Indian citizenship.
After the CAA was handed by Parliament, widespread protests had been witnessed in numerous components of the nation resulting in deaths of almost 100 individuals in police firing and associated violence.
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