The Ministry of Home Affairs has notified January 10 as the date from which provisions of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, shall come into force amid nationwide protests against the law. CAA aims to fast-track citizenship for Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians who arrived in India before December 31, 2014, from Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to 12 people arrested in connection with the violence in the Seemapuri area in northeast Delhi during anti-CAA protests and directed them to get their doubts regarding the amended law cleared by the police.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court refused to entertain a plea seeking directions for removal of demonstrators protesting the CAA at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi in order to clear road blockages that are causing traffic congestions at the DND route.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). The resolution had passed with a majority vote after a two-hour discussion. It congratulated PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for their "bold and historic decision" to bring in Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and secure its passage in the Parliament.