EP 145 - Exclusive Podcast | Union Home Minister Amit Shah Clears All 'Myths' Around CAA

ANI Podcast with Smita Prakash

Mar 14 2024 • 37 mins

Just ahead of the mega 2024 Lok Sabha Polls, the Centre has notified the rules for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament four years ago. Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserts that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled another commitment after Article 370 and Triple Talaq. The opposition labels the CAA as 'anti-Muslim' and 'unconstitutional'.


The CAA facilitates the process for Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian, and Parsi immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, who entered India legally or illegally before Dec 31, 2014, and have resided in the country for at least five years, to obtain Indian citizenship.


In the latest episode of the ANI Podcast with Smita Prakash, Union Home Minister Amit Shah dispels all 'confusion' and 'misconceptions' surrounding the CAA. Home minister asserts that CAA seeks to offer refuge to persecuted religious minorities from neighboring countries and does not impact the citizenship status of Indian Muslims.


HM Shah also explains why the CAA excludes Muslims, arguing that this move is a gesture to protect those fleeing religious persecution, while highlighting that Muslims from neighboring countries can still pursue Indian citizenship through other legal avenues.


HM Shah explains why the implementation of CAA does not extend to tribal areas in the Northeast, stating that the tribal composition will remain unaffected by the CAA. Additionally, he clarifies all confusion surrounding the relationship between CAA and NRC.

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