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Decoded Facts About Citizenship Amendment Bill

Decoded Facts About Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)

CAB which stands for Citizenship Amendment Bill, is a legislation passed by the parliament of India on December 11th, 2019. The amendment in the bill has become a hot debate topic in India and around the world since the legislation has led to hostility and violent protests in the country and shunning the peace worldwide.

Today, at FactWish, we’ll be uncovering the facts about the Citizenship Amendment Bill Lets get started.

1. The act provides relaxation to citizenship by naturalisation process. As per the amendment, a person can get citizenship in India in just 5 years instead of 11 years.

2. Migrants from neighbouring countries of India who belongs to Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Parsis and Christianity can only get citizenship in India.

Migrants from neighbouring countries of India who belongs to Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Parsis and Christianity can only get citizenship in Indi

3. Muslim refugees cannot get the benefits of citizenship from the new amendment. However, they can become Indian citizen by traditional naturalisation process of 11 years.

Muslim refugees cannot get the benefits of citizenship from CAB

4. As per the Indian government, Muslims are majorities in neighbouring countries of India thus they can’t be considered as persecuted minorities.

As per the Indian government, Muslims are majorities in neighbouring countries of India thus they can't be considered as persecuted minorities

5. The bill is inapplicable in North-Eastern states of India which are covered under Inner Line Permit including Assam, Arunachal, Mizoram and Nagaland.

The bill is inapplicable in North-Eastern states of India which are covered under Inner Line Permit including Assam, Arunachal, Mizoram and Nagaland

6. As per Foreigner Act, deporting anyone living illegally in India is still implemented, and CAB has no relation with it.

As per Foreigner Act, deporting anyone living illegally in India is still implemented, and CAB has no relation with it

7. CAB has become an act after getting passed in Parliament, and also named by CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act).

CAB has become an act after getting passed in Parliament, and also named by CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act)

8. Illegal migrants living in India before December 31st, 2014 and considered minorities in the neighbouring countries are now legal citizens as per CAB.

Illegal migrants living in India before December 31st, 2014 and considered minorities in the neighbouring countries are now legal citizens as per CAB

9. Neighbouring countries such as Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Tibet are excluded from the list. However, they are Hindu and Buddhist majority countries.

Neighbouring countries such as Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Tibet are excluded from CAB

10. The Indian Citizenship Act of 1955 did not consider religious affiliation as an eligibility criterion.

The Indian Citizenship Act of 1955 did not consider religious affiliation as an eligibility criterion

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