Home Ministry Grants Citizenship Certificates to 14 Under CAA

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs conferred citizenship certificates to 14 individuals today under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The ceremony, held in New Delhi, saw Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla presenting the first batch of certificates to the recipients.

This event marks the issuance of the first set of citizenship certificates following the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024. Secretary Posts, Director (IB), Registrar General of India and other senior officials joined the Home Secretary during the interactive session.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, passed in December 2019, has been a subject of contention, facing protests across various regions of the nation. Despite opposition criticism, the government proceeded with the implementation of the Act, announcing its enforcement on March 11.

Under the CAA rules, persecuted non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians are eligible for Indian citizenship.

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