Citizenship Act 1955: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

UNHRC files in Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act

Published: March 4, 2020

On March 3, 2020, the United Nation Human Rights Commission moved to Supreme Court on the matter of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The commission has filed a case challenging CAA. India on the Move of UNHRC India believes that the CAA is an internal matter of the country. Also, according to India, CAA is constitutionally ..

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Bengal becomes the fourth state to pass resolution against CAA

Published: January 28, 2020

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act was legislated by the Parliament during this winter session. However, several states are agitating over the non-inclusion of Muslims in the law. Kerala was the first state to pass a resolution against the act. Recently, the state of West Bengal has passed similar resolution. Highlights After Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan, West ..

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Kerala: the first state to pass anti-CAA resolution

Published: January 1, 2020

The Kerala Government on December 31, 2019, passed a resolution to rollback the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that was passed during this winter session of Parliament. According to the Kerala Government, the CAA act contradicts the basic principles of Constitution. Highlights According to the Government of Kerala, the act was against secularism and has triggered ..

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Updation of National Population Register (NPR) gets Cabinet Approval

Published: December 25, 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi Chaired Union Cabinet has given its approval on Tuesday, 24th December 2019 for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR). The NPR will cover all states and union territories of India except Assam, and the estimated cost for the updation of NPR will be around Rs 3,941.35 ..

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Citizenship (Amendment) bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha

Published: December 5, 2019

On December 4, 2019, the Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) bill, for the bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha. The bill is being tabled amidst widespread protests in the north eastern states. Key Features The bill aims at providing Indian citizenship to 6 minority communities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The communities are ..

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