New Delhi: Since the occupation of Taliban in Afghanistan, many countries including India are engaged in rescuing their citizens from there. On Sunday also, India has evacuated 222 people from Kabul by operating two flights. Meanwhile, the Union Minister has called the CAA necessary by referring to the Afghan crisis.
‘That’s why CAA is necessary’
Sharing the news of people brought to India from Afghanistan, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on Twitter, ‘The latest incident of our unstable neighborhood and the way Sikhs and Hindus are going through bad times there tells. That is why the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is necessary.
What is CAA law?
The Citizenship Amendment Act proposes to give citizenship of India to migrants of religions (Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian) who came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. According to the current law, it is mandatory for a person to have lived here for at least the last 11 years to acquire citizenship of India. But by easing this rule with CAA, the period of acquiring citizenship has been made from one year to 6 years. In simple words, the rule of giving citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from three Muslim-majority neighboring countries of India has been simplified. The CAA Act has been passed in the Parliament in 2019. But since December 2019, it has not been implemented yet.