CAA (Citizen Amendment Act )
CAA (Citizen Amendment Act) Details
The central government will frame rules to operationalise the provisions of CAA.
“No migrant from these countries will become Indian citizen automatically. He will have to apply online and the competent authority would see whether he fullfills all the qualifications for registration or neutralisation as Indian citizen, “the official said.
CAA Format For Hindu,Sikh Buddhist, Jain, parsi & christian
According to the act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, parsi & christian communities who have come from Pakistan , Bangladesh & Afghanistan till december 31, 2014and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
The Act says the refugees of the six communities will be given Indian citizenship after residing in india for five years, instead of 11 years earlier.
The citizenship act 1955 provides for acquisition, determination and termination of indian citizenship. citizenship of india can be acquired by Birth (section 3), by descent (section 4), by registration (section 5) , or by naturalisation (section 6) or by incorporation of territory (section 7).
Any foreigner on becoming eligible can acquire citizenship by registration or by naturalisation irrespective of his country or community.
The citizenship (Ammendment) Act (CAA) enables migrants for foreigners of six minority communities from three specified countries who have come to india because of presecution on grounds of their religion to apply for Indian citizenship.
It doesnot amend any existing legal provision , which enables any foreigner of any class, creed,religion,category to apply for Indian citizenship through registration or naturalisation modes.
such a foreigner has to become eligible to apply for citizenship after fulfilling the minimum legal requirements, the official said.
The CAA doesnot apply to Indian Citizens and they are completely unaffected by it as it seeks to great Indian Citizenship to particular foreigners who have suffered presecution on grounds of their religion in three neighbouring countries.