Citizenship Act 1955 Current Affairs, GK & News

Centre invites applications for Citizenship

Central Government has invited Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to apply for citizenship in India under the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Highlights Several migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been residing in 13 districts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Chhattisgarh. In this regard, Union Home ..

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UNHRC files in Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act

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

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

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

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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