Ahead of upcoming Bengal assembly election Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that once the Covid vaccination comes to an end, the citizenship granting process will begin.
In his Thursday speech, Shah accused the opposition of misleading the people over the CAA. He said that the amended citizenship law will not affect the citizenship of minority communities in India.
Shah said that BJP has fulfilled its promise given in 2018, they passed the law to grant citizenship to the refugees.
Due to the break out of covid-19 pandemic the process was kept in abeyance.
Addressing a rally in Bengal in the bastion of Motua community Shah made the speech.
However, responding to Shah’s announcement of CAA implementation, various social and political organisations have siad they will stage protest and demand revocation of the law as it discriminates its largest minority community.
United Nations Human Right Commission expressed fear that the controversial will end up disenfranchising millions of Muslims in the country.
In 2019, India witnessed massive mass-protests across the coutry, people showed agitation against the law camped on roads, Shaheen Baghs were set up – a model of protest which attracted the international bodies’ attention. Shaheen Bagh’s dadi, one of the pioneers of the anti-CAA movement, was featured in prestigous Time Magazine. Scores of anti-CAA-NRC activiists are still languishing in jail imcluding Umar Khalid, Safoora Zargar, Gulfisha Fatima, Meeran Haider, Asif Tanha, Khalid Saifi.