As many as 8 Hindu refugees from Pakistan, who were living in Rajasthan's Kota since 2000, have been given Indian citizenship on December 30.
According to media reports, all 8 refugees had come from Sindh in Pakistan fleeing 'religious persecution'. All the eight refuguees received certificates from the district collector of Kota, and have now been naturalized under the new law.
It may be mentioned here that the passage of the citizenship amendment act by Parliament has paved way for them to become a citizen of the country.
On the other hand, several states have announced not to implement CAA and Kerala has brought a resolution against the CAA.
Meanwhile, the states in Northeast India, and especially Assam, have been protesting against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act that gives citizenship to six communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. However, Muslims have been excluded from the citizenship criteria.
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