CAA provisions may violate Indian Constitution: US congressional report

The Congressional Research Service report also highlights concerns that, coupled with a planned National Register of Citizens (NRC), the CAA could jeopardise the rights of India’s Muslim population.
CAA provisions may violate Indian Constitution: US congressional report
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Certain provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), enacted this year, could potentially be in breach of India’s Constitution, a report published by an independent research wing of the US Congress stated.

According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, "The CAA’s key provisions — allowing immigrants of six religions from three countries a path to citizenship while excluding Muslims — may violate certain Articles of the Indian Constitution."

The report highlights concerns that, coupled with a planned National Register of Citizens (NRC), the CAA could jeopardise the rights of India’s Muslim population.

The report also notes that the CAA's implementation "came amidst the BJP’s second national re-election campaign" and some observers view the timing as "motivated largely by politics".

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CAA provisions may violate Indian Constitution: US congressional report

The CRS, an independent research arm of the US Congress, provides reports to aid congressional decision-making but doesn't represent official congressional views.

Source: ANI

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