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Citizenship Amendment Bill

28th December – Explained – NRC and NPR

NRC What is National Register for Citizens? The register is meant to be a list of Indian citizens living in Assam. For decades, the presence of migrants, often called “bahiragat” or outsiders, has been a loaded issue there. Assam saw waves of migration, first as a colonial province and then as a border state in …

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12th December – Explained – The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Recently, the Parliament has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.  The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955, and seeks to make foreign illegal migrants of certain religious communities coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship. How is citizenship acquired in India? In India, citizenship is regulated by the Citizenship Act, 1955.  The …

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