The Narendra Modi government had passed the contentious legislation - CAA- in Parliament on December 11. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India to implement the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. The Yogi Adityanath government has reportedly submitted a list of refugees to the Centre under CAA, the Times of India report said on Monday. the list includes Hindu refugees living in 19 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the TOI report said. The list has been sent to the Union Home Ministry. The list also includes personal account of such refuges and the ordeals faced by them during their troubled journey from neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The TOI report said that around 40,000 individuals have been identified as non-Muslim, illegal refugees. Majority of these illegal immigrants are staying in Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Meerut and Lucknow among others.
The Narendra Modi government had passed the contentious legislation in Parliament on December 11. Two days later, President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent and making it a law on December 13. The Citizenship Act grants Indian nationality to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs who fled Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan in half the time of other groups if they can argue they suffered religious discrimination in their country of origin.
Uttar Pradesh has been the worst-affected state during the CAA violence. From Kanpur to Firozabad, violent clashes were reported in several cities of the state. Though there have been various claims and counter-claims, UP officials maintain that 19 people were killed in the state during violent clashes.
News Nation had earlier reported about the FIR file by the police over the December 20 violence in Kanpur. The shocking details may just set the path for new row. News Nation had learnt that the UP Police had booked 13 men in the FIR. These people were injured in during the protests. Shockingly, three of them died due to bullet injuries in the aftermath of the violent clashes. However, the police remain adamant saying the it is following the due procedure. After the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent in UP’s Firozabad on December 20, the Firozabad police booked around 2,500 people. As a precautionary measure, they have now issued notice to Banne Khan, who died around six years ago, under section 107/16 of the IPC. Apart from this, two men aged 90 and 93 have also been asked to appear before the Magistrate and fill a bond of Rs 10 lakh.