MHA Notification On Citizenship For Refugees Unrelated To CAA, Centre Tells Supreme Court

15th June,2021

MHA Notification On Citizenship For Refugees Unrelated To CAA, Centre Tells Supreme Court


The Notification gave by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 28th May, 2021 has no connection with the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, the Center has submitted to the Supreme Court because of an Intervention Application documented by the Indian Union Muslim League against the decried notice.

On 28th May, 2021, the Center gave a notice which expressed that the Collectors of the locale of - (I) Morbi, Rajkot, Patan and Vadodara in the State of Gujarat ; (ii) Durg and Balodabazar in the State of Chhattisgarh ; (iii) Jalore, Udaipur, Pali, Barmer and Sirohi in the State of Rajasthan ; (iv) Faridabad in the State of Haryana; and (v) Jalandhar in the State of Punjab, have been enabled to practice the forces of the Central Government under Section 5 for enlistment as a resident of India or for award of declaration of naturalization under Section 6. The advantage of the warning was uniquely for those evacuees who had a place with minority networks in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan(Hindus, Christians, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis).

This has been tested by the Indian Union Muslim League in an interlocutory application which fights that, "The Respondent Union, indirectly, and trying to bypass the confirmation given to this Hon'ble Court, have looked to carry out their mala fide plans visualized under the Citizenship Amendment Act through the as of late gave request dated 28.5.2021."

The said application was recorded in the writ request documented by the IUML testing the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. The Counter-Affidavit recorded by the Center presents that the criticized warning just tries to assign force of the Central Government to the nearby experts specifically cases. "The said notice doesn't accommodate any relaxations to the outsiders and applies just to outsiders who have entered the country legitimately as the Central Government utilized its position under Section 16 of the Citizenship Act and assigned its forces to allow citizenship by Registration or Naturalization to District Collectors. It is presented that it only a regulatory appointment of force with no particular order or unwinding.