The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It provides Indian citizenship for persecuted religious minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, who are Hindus, Sikhs. Buddhists, Jains, Parsis or Christians, and arrived in India before the end of December 2014.
After a special Indian Air Force (IAF) repatriation flight ferrying 168 people from Kabul landed at Ghaziabad Hindon air base on Sunday, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that developments in the volatile neighbourhood are the reason why enactment of CAA is necessary. The big issue of debate today in Taal Thok Ke - Is CAA a security cover for Hindu-Sikh refugees?
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, was in Delhi today. During this, he met many big leaders, including PM Modi. But other than these meetings, there was such a meeting that went unnoticed. Antony Blinken met members of the civil society in India, but the issues discussed in this meeting have raised many questions.