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Citizenship Amendment Bill gets President Kovind’s assent, becomes Act

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New Delhi: In a late Thursday night order, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, letting it become an Act allowing Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim minority migrants facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

As per gazette of India, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 of “Parliament received the assent of the President on December 12, 2019, and here by published for general information”.

The Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette.

As per the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by the Lok Sabha in a midnight sitting little past on Monday.

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China is not deterring its antics, Modi government is now ready to answer

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The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has continued its old stand on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

China has deployed PLA personnel in many areas (Gogra post, hot springs) as well as Pangong Tso.

Seeing this Chinese action, the Modi government has now decided to respond to China. India is now considering several new methods.

The central government is now preparing to adopt some new methods in the coming time, so that Indian soldiers can also return to their old locations.

In the event of this conflict between China and India, the Government of India can take any major step.

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