Uttar Pradesh became 1st state to shortlist migrants for citizenship

  • Uttar Pradesh(UP) became the 1st state in India to conduct an exercise to shortlist migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan for eligibility under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA2019. This exercise will also eventually identify the people living illegally in UP.

Key Points:

  • All the 75 district magistrates of UP have been asked to track down migrants from the above three countries who have settled without citizenship for decades.
  • Migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh were reported to be found mainly in Lucknow, Hapur, Rampur, Shahjahanpur, Noida and Ghaziabad cities of UP.

The state government will also update the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on illegal Muslim migrants in the state and they could also be deported back to their countries.

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