New Delhi: Amid continued protests across the nation on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification that fear of the CAA followed by the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will disenfranchise Muslims is misplaced.
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed through a voice vote. However, the Congress staged walkout from the House. After this, the SPG cover will be provided to the incumbent Prime Minister and his immediate family living with him at the official residence. Also, ex-PMs and their respective family members will get the SPG cover only if they live at the official residence. The MHA will have the right to review SPG cover for former PM after five years from the day of retirement.