Actor Vijay opposes CAA notification, asks Tamil Nadu not to implement it – India TV


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Image Source : PTI (FILE) Tamil actor and Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam chief Thalapathy Vijay

Citizenship Amendment Act: Tamil actor and Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam (TVK) chief Thalapathy Vijay lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led Central government after it notified the rules for the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. He said that it is not acceptable to implement any law like the CAA in a nation where people live with social harmony.

He also requested the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that the law does not get implemented in Tamil Nadu. “The leaders should ensure that this law does not get implemented in Tamil Nadu,” the statement added.

Key provisions of CAA rules

The Union Home Ministry officially notified the rules for the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Monday, a move anticipated ahead of the impending Lok Sabha election schedule announcement. 

The rules, formulated by the Narendra Modi government and passed by Parliament in 2019, aim to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan who arrived in India before December 31, 2014. Eligible communities include Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and Christians.

The rules also state that the applicants will have to provide an eligibility certificate issued by a locally reputed community institution confirming that he/she belongs to “Hindu/ Sikh/ Buddhist/ Jain/ Parsi/ Christian community and continues to be a member of the above mentioned community. 

The applicants will also have to give a declaration that they “irrevocably” renounce the existing citizenship and that they want to make “India as permanent home”, according to the rules.

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