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CAA and its implication on refugee communities

The passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in 2019, have stoked the embers of the identity of people and their future existence. The scale and intensity of protest are increasing in different States of the country. Anti and pro CAA protests are organised by different groups leading to violence, arbitrary arrests, abuse of power and authority. The CAA prescribes that Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Sikhs, or Parsis, who have been victims of religious persecution in Islam-centric Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and, as a result, have taken shelter as refugees in India on or before December 31, 2014, will not be considered illegal migrants.

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The author is currently the Regional Director of JRS-South Asia.