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Citizenship Amendment Act 2019: No choice for states, all will have to implement CAA: MHA

New Delhi: The union Home Ministry on Friday left the state government with no option by making it clear that all the state government will have to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act whether they want or not. Five BJP-ruled state, however, seem reluctant to do so.

Under the Constitutional scheme of things, the Citizenship Amendment Act will have to be implemented by the state, the home ministry officials clarified.

On the other hand, the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, both from Congress, joined the bandwagon against the implementation of the CAA. MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel declared that they will not enforce the law in their respective states.

President Ram Nath Kovind had given his consent to make the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a law on Thursday which grants India citizenship to the muslims of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. However, the passage of the Act triggered nation-wide protest with violence incidents were reported at some places.
Opposition leaders are terming the Act cheating with natives as a huge population in the country is still deprived from the basic amenities.

The situation in the country is also being noticed at international level as Bangladesh has cancelled the visits of its ministers to India and other reactions from the international leaders.

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