The much-talked-about Citizenship Amendment Act has come into force. Ministry of Home Affairs issued notification in this regard late on Friday. In th gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10 that is, on Friday itself.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of the section 1 of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (47 of 2019), the Central government hereby appoints the 10th day of January, 2020, as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force,” the notification said.
CAA notification from MHA
The CAA was passed by parliament on December 11. Passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Act saw widespread protests across the country.