Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced, on Friday, that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented after the COVID-19 vaccination process is completed.
The Home Minister was in West Bengal for the upcoming elections and spoke to the Matua community, assuring them that the CAA will not take away the citizenship of any Muslims in the country but rather it “will grant citizenship and respect.”
The Matua community in Bengal is a Hindu minority that came to Bengal during the partition. They were agitated over the delay in the CAA process. As of now, they do not have citizenship despite having voting rights and Aadhar cards.
He also promised a welfare scheme for the refugees.