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Title: Microsyllabus: Citizenship and provisional belonging in South Asia
Authors: Chawla, Swati
Namakkal, Jessica
Ramnath, Kalyani
Walker, Lydia
Keywords: Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019
Issue Date: 9-Jan-2020
Publisher: The Abusable Past
Citation: Chawla, S. and Others (January 09, 2020). Microsyllabus: Citizenship and provisional belonging in South Asia. The Abusable Past
Description: India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was signed into law on Friday, December 12th, 2019. It is the most recent amendment to the 1955 Citizenship Act and provides a fast-track to Indian citizenship for migrants belonging to minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan if they entered the territory of India before 31 December 2014. It reduces the required period of residence before naturalization from eleven years to five years. It also exempts them from any pending proceedings for “illegal immigration
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