Updated: Jan 2, 2020
We’ve made a brief detail about the latest controversial act, Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. In this blog we are discussing just a little description of the Act and not the legality of it.
In India citizenship is regulated by citizenship act, 1955. Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 has been introduced by the ministry of home affair, which seek to make foreign illegal migrants of certain religious communities of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, or Christian religious communities coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship, who entered India on or before December 31, 2014, and do not reside in the sixth schedule areas or in the states regulated by Inner Line Permit states. In India an illegal migrant is prohibited from acquiring Indian citizenship. But, because of this bill illegal migrants who faces discrimination for practicing their religion in their own country and who belong to these six religious category can acquire citizenship of India and can live in India peacefully to enjoy their rights and can avail all the benefits of Indian constitution.