New Delhi: Two months after the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the process of granting citizenship in a normal manner has not started yet. The reason is that the blueprint for the new application under the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 has not been prepared yet. The Ministry of Home Affairs is currently making necessary changes in the old application form of Citizenship Act 1955, which is present online.
Sources said that after the change in the format of the application, from April-May, the oppressed minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh will be given citizenship. However, it is necessary to mention here that the Ministry of Home Affairs has symbolically implemented the law by granting citizenship to seven refugees from Pakistan on 20 December 2019. Giving information to IANS, BJP MP from Indore Shankar Lalwani has told that, talks have been held in this regard with the Minister of State for Home and officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
He said that the Home Ministry is engaged in preparations to give citizenship to the oppressed minorities. Some necessary changes are to be made in the online application proforma. Online applications will begin after these changes are completed. The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 is a law through which the citizenship law of 1955 is amended and grants citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians coming to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.