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After becoming law, the CAA received the President’s assent, but the rules under which Indian citizenship was granted were released on March 11, after a delay of four years. Photo: Shutterstock

The central government on Wednesday started granting citizenship under the CAA in West Bengal, Haryana and Uttarakhand, the Home Ministry said.

The applicants from the three states were granted citizenship by the respective State Empowered Committees on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement.

The first set of citizenship certificates awarded by the Empowered Committee, Delhi, following the notification of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024, were handed over to applicants in New Delhi by the Union Home Secretary on May 15.

The CAA was enacted in December 2019 to grant Indian nationality to persecuted Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.

After being enacted, the CAA received the President’s assent, but the rules under which Indian citizenship was granted were issued on March 11, after a delay of four years.

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first published: May 29, 2024 | 8:51 pm First


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