The Central Government has sought 6 more months to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Home Ministry has said that six more months are needed to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act, without which it cannot be implemented. Please tell that for the 7th consecutive time, there has been a demand to extend the time period. This act was passed in 2019. This act was brought for people of Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Christian, Buddhist and Jain religion coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Under this act, those people who have come to India without documents before 31 December 2014 will be given citizenship.
During a program on 24 November, Amit Shah had said that there has been some delay in implementing the Act due to the pandemic. CAA is the law of the country, those who are dreaming that CAA will not be implemented are wrong, it will definitely be implemented. It is worth noting that most of the North-Eastern states have been exempted under this Act. A top government official told that the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked for another 6 months so that it can be implemented. The Rajya Sabha committee has accepted it and given time till June 30, while the Lok Sabha committee’s decision is still awaited.
Earlier, information was given by the ministry that we need time till December 31, 2022, so that the rules can be made, while time till January 9, 2023 was sought from the Lok Sabha. According to the manual of Parliament, if the ministry does not prepare the law within the stipulated time, it can be given six months time after the law is passed. After this, they will have to appeal for additional time giving reasons.
The government passed the CAA law in Parliament on 11 December 2019, after which the President also gave his assent on it on 12 December. The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a notification saying that it would come into force on January 10, 2020. But it has not yet been implemented. Please tell that about 83 people lost their lives in the protest against this law. People have lost their lives in Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Delhi.