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For the first time 14 refugees got citizenship under CAA, MHA handed over certificates

For the first time under CAA, 14 refugees have been granted citizenship of the country. The Home Ministry has issued certificates to 14 refugees in this regard. It was informed by the Home Ministry that citizenship certificates were handed over to 14 applicants in Delhi today. Digitally signed certificates are being issued to many other applicants through email.

Process of granting citizenship to non-Muslim refugees started

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla handed over the citizenship certificate and congratulated the applicants. He told about the features of Citizenship Amendment Rules 2024. With this step of the Central Government, the process of granting citizenship to non-Muslim migrants who came to India after being victims of persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh has started.

The Centre had issued the notification on 11 March

Actually, the Central Government had issued a notification regarding CAA on 11 March and applications were sought for citizenship under it. The condition in this was that the applicant must have lived in the country for at least 12 months before the date of application.

CAA was first introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016

The Citizenship Amendment Bill was first introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016. It was passed here but got stuck in the Rajya Sabha. After this, it was again introduced in the Lok Sabha in the year 2019 during the second term of the Modi government. The bill was passed by both the houses and after getting the approval of the President, it became a law on 10 January 2020. Its gazette notification was issued on 11 March this year.