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UP Becomes First State To Shortlist Migrants For Citizenship

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is all set to change into the primary state within the nation to begin the train of shortlisting migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, eligible for citizenship underneath the brand new Citizenship Modification Act (CAA).

The train may also establish those that reside illegally within the state.

Based on further chief secretary (residence) Avanish Awasthi, all 75 district magistrates have been requested to trace down migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who’ve settled right here for many years, with out citizenship.

The official stated that although the variety of individuals from Afghanistan residing in UP could be minimal, estimates point out there could be a considerable quantity from Pakistan and Bangladesh, who settled right here after being persecuted of their international locations.

The presence of migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh has been discovered primarily in Lucknow, Hapur, Rampur, Shahjahanpur, Noida and Ghaziabad.

“The purpose of compilation of the list is to ensure the state government could intervene and ensure that ‘genuine migrants’ become citizens of the country. This is the first time such a list is being prepared. Citizenship will be granted according to the new CAA provisions,” stated Avanish Awasthi.

The state authorities may also replace the Union residence ministry on unlawful Muslim migrants within the state they usually could possibly be deported to their international locations although no determination has been taken on this but.

The brand new citizenship regulation had lately triggered protests and demonstrations within the state lately, resulting in violence in numerous elements within the nation that left 28 useless. The protesters claimed that the amended regulation was designed to focus on Muslims residing in India.

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