CAA full form: CAA stands for Citizenship Amendment Act. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019 .
Citizenship Amendment Act decoded: What it holds for India. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) is an act of the Indian parliament, which amends the Citizenship Act of 1955 to grant a swifter path to Indian citizenship to refugees belonging to religious minorities Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Muslim majority neighbouring countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
Critics of the Act have stated that due to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Muslims would be made stateless, while the Citizenship Amendment Act would be able to shield people with Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian identity as a means of providing them with Indian citizenship if they failed to prove that they were citizens of India under the stringent requirements of the NRC.
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The Bill would have impacted all 7 North Eastern states however after several rounds of discussion, the Centre has agreed to provide safeguards for NE States.
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