The final draft of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA is expected to be ready by March 30 next year, said Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.

“By March next year, the final draft of the CAA is expected to be ready for coming into force,” Mishra said while addressing a gathering of the Matua community at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.

He went on to say: “The process to roll out CAA has gained momentum in the last couple of years… some issues are being sorted out. Nobody can snatch citizenship rights from the Matuas.”

Reacting to the claim, Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Santanu Sen said, “The BJP remembers Matuas and the CAA only during elections. The saffron party will never be able to roll out CAA in West Bengal”.

“The BJP’s false claims are becoming clear to the Matuas and others. The saffron party will be rejected by all in next year’s elections,” he said.

The CAA was passed in 2019, causing massive protests across India by Muslim groups, Opposition parties, rights groups and people of north eastern Indian states.

Across India, more than hundred Muslims were killed by Hindutva militants and state police forces following the protests.

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