10 Points on Citizenship Amendment Act

1) The Citizenship Amendment Act deals with granting citizenship to illegal immigrants in India.

2) The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 9, 2019, and by the Rajya Sabha on December 11, 2019.

3) The Citizenship Amendment Bill received approval from the Honorable President of India, Sri Ram Nath Kovind, on December 12, 2019.

4) This act focuses on granting Indian citizenship to people belonging to six specific communities from three Islamic neighboring countries.

5) The six communities eligible for citizenship under this act are Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Buddhists, and Jains.

6) The three neighboring countries covered under the CAA are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

7) Citizenship will be granted only to those who entered India before December 31, 2014.

8) Individuals who do not belong to the mentioned six communities will not be eligible for citizenship under this act.

9) Certain areas in the North-East region of India are exempted from the provisions of this Act.

10) The Citizenship Amendment Act does not include people from the Islamic community.

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