New Citizenship law comes into effect from today: Home Ministry

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.

Citizenship Amendment Bill Protests LIVE Updates:

More than 60 organizations have moved from ideological and religious lines to appeal for nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act from 19 December. On 19 December 1927, the martyrdom of freedom fighters Ashfaqulla Khan and Ramprasad Bismil is remembered. On this day in 1947, Mahatma Gandhi prevented 70,000 Muslims from migrating to Pakistan.

Buses torched as protesters clash with police in Delhi over citizenship law

Buses were torched, cars and bikes smashed as anti-citizenship law protesters clashed with police at New Friends Colony in Delhi on Sunday. The Delhi police in response fired tear-gas shells at the agitating crowd. Students during the protest march against citizenship law at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. Delhi Traffic Police tweeted that vehicle movement…

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Gets President’s Assent, Becomes Act

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, 12 December gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, turning it into an Act.

According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.

According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.Here is the
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.

‘Delighted’: PM Modi after Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was ‘delighted’soon after the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to grant citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. ‘Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate….