Citizenship and Related Issues

Citizenship for those who fled for religious persecution

  1. Union Home Ministry will amend Citizenship Act, 1955 to give citizenship to religious persecution victims in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
  2. Migrants include Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Zoroastrians, Christians and Buddhists.
  3. These migrants do not have any valid documents or have expired visas leading them to be categorized as illegal migrants.
  4. Changes in Foreigners Act, 1946, Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1950 and Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 will be made to give them long term visas while their case for citizenship is being considered.
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