The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Tuesday moved the Supreme Courtroom to remain an MHA notification permitting citizenship grant to non-Muslim minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bar and Bench has reported.
The Centre had on Friday invited non-Muslims like Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists belonging to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan and residing in 13 districts in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab to use for Indian citizenship.
The Union house ministry issued a notification on this impact for quick implementation of the order beneath the Citizenship Act 1955 and Guidelines framed beneath the regulation in 2009 though the foundations beneath the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) enacted in 2019 are but to be framed by the federal government.
“In train of powers conferred beneath Part 16 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955), the central authorities hereby directs that powers exercisable by it for registration as citizen of India beneath Part 5, or for grant of certificates of naturalisation beneath part 6 of the Citizenship Act 1955 in respect of any individual belonging to minority neighborhood in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan specifically, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, residing within the districts talked about and the states talked about under….,” the house ministry notification stated.
When the CAA was enacted in 2019, there have been widespread protests in numerous elements of the nation and even riots passed off in Delhi in early 2020 within the wake of those protests.