Why dispute over citizenship law? What was there before and now what? Understand in 10 points

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Under this bill, the rules regarding the citizenship to the refugees who come to the country will be completely changed.

After Article 370, NRC, now Modi government is going to play another big bet. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Under this bill, the rules regarding the citizenship to the refugees who come to the country will be completely changed. Opposition parties are opposing this law of the Central Government and are telling it against the basic rules of India. What is disputed in this bill, what was there before and what is going to happen now. Learn 10 things related to the bill …

1. The new bill that the Modi government is bringing, has been named the Citizen Amendment Bill, 2019. The introduction of this bill will change the Citizen Act, 1955.

2. Under the Modi government bill, it has been said to give citizenship of India to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian refugees coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan.

3. Also, all these refugees will not be treated as illegal citizens in India. Under the current law, there is a matter of sending people back to their country illegally or taken into custody.

4. All these refugees will now have to spend at least 6 years to get citizenship in India. Earlier this deadline was for 11 years.

5. Inner line permit areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram have been excluded from this bill. Apart from this, the bill also defends the sixth schedule of North East.

6. According to the new law, any Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian citizen from Afghanistan-Bangladesh-Pakistan who came to India before December 31, 2014 will not be considered as illegal citizen.

7. Whoever is an OCI holder, if he has violated any law, he will be given a chance to speak about it once.

8. Opposition parties are opposing this bill and saying that violation of the Constitution of India. The opposition says that the bill that the central government is bringing will distribute in the country on the basis of religion which is against the right to equality.

9. This bill is being most strongly opposed in the Northeast, people of Northeast believe that most Hindus from Bangladesh come and settle in states like Assam, Arunachal, Manipur, then it will not be good for Northeast states. Many student organizations and political parties in the Northeast are against it.

10. The Assam Gana Parishad, the partner of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the NDA, has also opposed the bill, it broke away from the coalition when the bill entered the Lok Sabha. However, when the bill was over at the end of the term, it also came back.

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