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Uttar Pradesh first state to launch implementation of CAA News – Lucknow


LUCKNOW: The LA UP government has ordered the identification of migrants—Hindus, Sikhs, Jainos, Buddhists, Parsis, and Christians—from the three neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, making the state the first in the country to begin the exercise of the short data from migrants eligible for citizenship. Sources said this will also help collect data on illegal migrants.

Additional Chief Secretary (home) Avanish Awasthi told TOI district magistrates that they have been asked to track down migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have settled here for decades, without citizenship. “Although the number of people in Afghanistan living in UP is low, estimates indicate that there are a considerable number of Pakistan and Bangladesh, who settled here after being persecuted in their countries,” Awasthi said. This is the first step towards implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Uttar Pradesh first state to launch implementation of CAA News - Lucknow

UP CM participates in mass contact unit in Gorakhpur for support for CAA

Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday attended a “Jan Sampark program” in Gorakhpur to support the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In an attempt to dispel rumors about the newly enacted citizenship law, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday launched a campaign to raise awareness among people about the citizenship law.

The purpose of compiling the list is to ensure that the state government can intervene and ensure that “genuine migrants” become citizens of the country. The presence of migrants from the two countries has been mainly found in Lucknow, Hapur, Rampur, Shahjahanpur, Noida and Ghabadzia.

“This is the first time such a list has been prepared. Citizenship will be granted in accordance with the new provisions of the CAA,” Awasthi said.

The State Government will update the Union’s home ministry on Muslim migrants in the state and could be deported to their countries, although no decision has yet been taken on this. The citizenship law had triggered protests and demonstrations in the state recently, leading to violence in several parts that left 28 dead.

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