The Congressional Research Service report also highlights concerns that, coupled with a planned National Register of Citizens (NRC), the CAA could jeopardise the rights of India’s Muslim population.

A US congressional report claims certain provisions of the CAA “may violate certain Articles of the Indian Constitution”.

By India Today News Desk

Certain provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), enacted this year, could potentially be in breach of India’s Constitution, a report published by an independent research wing of the US Congress stated.

The CAA, which modifies the 1955 Citizenship Act, was implemented in March, nearly four years after it was cleared by Parliament. It paves the way for the grant of citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan who arrived in India before December 31, 2014.

According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, “The CAA’s key provisions — allowing immigrants of six religions from three countries a path to citizenship while excluding Muslims — may violate certain Articles of the Indian Constitution.”

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