New Delhi – Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 doesn’t violate the cultural rights of the citizens of Assam and other North-Eastern States, stated the Central Government through an affidavit filed in Supreme Court. The Central Government also clarified that there was no provision in this Act which would adversely affect the special language, script or culture of Assam. The petitions accusing CAA of being against the Assam accord and the local culture; besides being anti-Constitutional are presently taken up in the Supreme Court for hearing. The Central Government has presented its side. The next hearing will be held on the 6th of December 2022. ‘All Assam Students Union’ and a few other people from Assam have filed petitions against CAA.
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The Central Home Ministry has stated,
- CAA is a law related to giving citizenship to the people from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian communities, who have taken shelter in India to evade oppression in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
- This law does not violate the cultural rights of people from the North-Eastern States conferred under Article 29 of the Constitution.