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Former MP CM Chouhan hails Modi govt for announcing CAA implementation

Bhopal, Mar 11 (PTI) Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the notification of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guarantee means guarantee of fulfilment of every guarantee.

Bhopal, Mar 11 (PTI) Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the notification of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guarantee means 'guarantee of fulfilment of every guarantee'.

The Centre on Monday announced the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, a move that comes four years after the contentious law was passed and paves the way for citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

With this, the Modi government will now start granting Indian nationality to persecuted non-Muslim migrants -- Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians -- from the three countries.

'The guarantee of Modi ji means the guarantee of fulfilment of every guarantee,' Chouhan said on social media platform X.

The CAA was passed in December 2019 and subsequently got the president's assent but there were protests in several parts of the country against it, with many opposition parties speaking out against the law calling it 'discriminatory'.

The law could not come into effect as rules had not been notified till now. PTI ADU MAS BNM

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