The first UP status to start the CAA implementation
LUCKNOW: He has ordered the identification of migrants (Hindus, Sikhs, Jainists, Buddhists, Parisians and Christians) from the three neighboring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, making the state the first country in the country to begin the exercise of preselecting eligible migrants to grant citizenship. Sources said this will also help to collect data on illegal immigrants.
The additional chief secretary (home), Avanish Awasthi, told the TOI district magistrates that they were asked to track down immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have settled here for decades, without citizenship. Although the number of people in Afghanistan living in UP is low, estimates indicate that there are a considerable number of Pakistan and Bangladesh, who settled here after being persecuted in their countries, Awasthi said. This is the first step towards the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Law.
The purpose of compiling the list is to ensure that the state government can intervene and ensure that genuine immigrants become citizens of the country. The presence of migrants from the two countries has been found mainly in Lucknow, Hapur, Rampur, Shahjahanpur, Noida and Ghaziabad.
“This is the first time a list of this type is prepared. Citizenship will be granted in accordance with the new provisions of the CAA, ”said Awasthi.
The state government will update the Union home ministry on Muslim immigrants in the state and could be deported to their countries, although a decision has not yet been made. The citizenship law had triggered protests and demonstrations in the state recently, leading to violence in several parts that left 28 dead.