Niyaz Khan Urges PM Modi To Give Citizenship Only To Honest People Under CAA

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A deputy secretary from Madhya Pradesh requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter to give Indian citizenship only to honest people under the CAA

Written By Gloria Methri | Mumbai | Updated On:

A deputy secretary from Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter to give Indian citizenship only to honest people under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019.

"As a writer and citizen of India, I request the honourable Prime Minister to consider this point. It's an urgent need of time. Only honest people should be citizens of the country," Niyaz Khan tweeted.

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Khan also shared the view that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) must be against the corrupt people of the country.  

About CAA

The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and came to India on or before December 31, 2014. The process of implementing the CAA has started with Uttar Pradesh becoming the first state to start the implementation process after the centre issued a gazette notification announcing that the CAA has come into effect from January 10, 2020.

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There have been widespread demonstrations across the country against the contentious law for the past several weeks. CAA was implemented in Uttar Pradesh amid massive protests in the state. The protestors are of the view that the law is "divisive" and "discriminative" for the people. Moreover, the Opposition asserts that the law goes against constitutional norms. 

In the latest move against CAA, the Kerala Government challenged CAA in Supreme Court on Tuesday, citing it as violative of the Indian constitution and of the basic structure principle of secularism.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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