A file photo of an activist being detained by police personnel during a strike against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, in Dibrugarh, on  8 January.
A file photo of an activist being detained by police personnel during a strike against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, in Dibrugarh, on 8 January.(Photo: PTI)
  • 1. What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019?
  • 2. What is the Citizenship Act, 1955?
  • 3. What is the Constitutional Validity of the Proposed...
  • 4. Why Is Assam Against the Act?
  • 5. What Were the Opposition's Objections to the Act Earlier
  • 6. How Does the Act Affect NRC List?
What is the Controversy Behind Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act came into being on 11 December 2019 after the controversial Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill had earlier been passed in the Lok Sabha on 9 December, after Home Minister Amit Shah introduced it in the House.

Amid the political uproar, regional clashes, and the Opposition’s belief that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is using the Act to appeal to Hindus ahead of the 2024 elections, here’s all you need to know about it.

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