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*Citizenship Amendment Act* SIMPLIFIED*
1. Does the CAB Bill affect Indians(Hindus, Muslims, anyone)?
Ans. No. It has nothing to do with Indians in any way
2. Whom does it apply to?
Ans. Only to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, parsis & Christians from 3 countries, who are facing religious persecution in those countries AND who are already in India before 1st Dec 2014.
3. Which 3 countries?
Ans. Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan
4. In what way does it benefit Hindus, Sikhs, Jains,Buddhists, parsis & Christians from these 3 countries?
Ans. Their residency requirement has been reduced from 11 to 5 years. And they can claim citizenship as a right under this law
5. Does this mean that Muslims from these 3 countries can *never* get Indian citizenship?
Ans. No. But they will go thro’ the usual process of acquiring citizenship thro’ naturalization rules….11 years of residence etc.
6. Will illegal muslims immigrants from these 3 countries be automatically deported under this bill?
Ans. No. The usual process applies. Their application for naturalisation as citizens will be as per the governing law and based on demerits of the case
7. Can Hindus facing persecution in other countries apply under this law?
8. Does this bill apply to other forms of persecution – Political, racial, sexual etc?
Ans. No. The bill is very specific in its intent – religious persecution of above notified minorities in these 3 countries
9. Why only these 3 countries ? And why only religious persecution of above Notified denominations?
Ans. These 3 countries have a track record of pervasive, systematic & institutionalized persecution of minority Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, parsis & Christians especially the perennial persecution in Pakistan
10. What about Sri Lankan tamils?
Ans. (1) The war has been over for the a decade now. (2) There never was any persecution on religious lines. It was on racial faultlines. And over the decades of civil war, the Sri Lankans have put an end to institutionalized discrimination of Tamils
11. Doesn’t India have an obligation under the UN to take care of refugees?
Ans. Yes it does. And it is not shying away from it. But it has no obligation to offer citizenship. Each country has its own rules for naturalization. India is not going to turn away other refugees under this law. It will play host to them under UN rules, in the implicit expectation that some day they will return to their homelands when the conditions improve. But in the case of Minorities from these 3 countries, this law acknowledges the reality that the environment of persecution in these 3 countries is never going to improve
12. Why shouldn’t Baluchis, Ahmediyas in Pakistan, Rohingayas in Myanmar not be considered for this kindness?
Ans. They will be considered under the existing laws. Not under the special category