New Delhi: At a time when a number of prominent educational institutes including, Jamia and AMU, are burning with violent protests across the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, sources at the Union Home Ministry on Monday said that how many people will be benefited by the CAA will be cleared after framing of the rules. The MHA also stated that it will frame rules regarding this soon.
Talking details about the procedure to obtain Indian citizenship, the MHA stated that an applicant will have to apply for citizenship with required documents. It also stated that nobody will become an Indian citizen automatically.
In the wake of the massive protests that erupted on Sunday in Jami and AMU and other universities, the MHA on Monday issued an advisory to all state governments and UTs, urging them to take requisite precautionary measures to maintain law and order.
The MHA has also asked the states to take action against the circulation of fake news and rumours on social media which has the potential to incite further violence. The MHA said it’s imperative that all required measures be taken to contain violence, to ensure the protection of life and safety of citizens.
The statement from the MHA comes at a time when Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with other party leaders is leading a rally at India Gate over the CAA.
Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said that he will meet leaders from the Northeast to resolve the issue related to the CAA.
He also said he will meet Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma later in the month to find a way to resolve issues of the state over the CAA.
“We came up with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The refugees, including the Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Parsi and Sikh communities, who came to the country fleeing religious persecution, were living a miserable life. They did not get proper food, jobs, and access to medical care. Should they be made citizens or not? Congress says this is anti-Muslim. They call us anti-Muslim when we brought triple talaq, did surgical strikes and now the CAA. But you (Congress) only want to incite violence in the Northeast,” Shah had said earlier.
He also stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has the responsibility to protect and preserve the language, culture, social identity of people of the Northeast.