Despite the widespread protests against the act across various cities of India, the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has come into force on 10th January 2020.
The Centre made an announcement that all refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship if only they have come to India on or before December 31st, 2014. Many citizens who have previously shown support for the government are heavily opposing this act. The problem with CAA is that it discriminates people basis their religion. This rule is applicable to immigrants coming in from India's neighbouring countries (non-Hindus).
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Now that the CAA has come into force, people will be given citizenship on the basis of their religious community and people from the neighbouring countries facing persecution there will have to end up in India.
West Bengal chief minister #MamataBanerjee participates in a demonstration being held by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad in Kolkata, against #CAA and #NRC, soon after meeting Prime Minister #Narendra Modi— Firstpost (@firstpost) January 11, 2020
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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi: The CAA is a discriminatory and divisive law. The sinister purpose of the law is clear to every patriotic, tolerant and secular Indian: it is to divide the Indian people on religious lines. https://t.co/5n5LcZAFyo— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2020