Source: The Economic Times
‘We have had the citizenship law since 1955. There has been no change in its provision. Anyone can apply directly for Indian citizenship. There are provisions for direct application. In fact more than 500 people, including Muslims and Ahmadis, have got citizenship via this route. So to say that ‘we have left them out’ would not be correct, said Minority Affairs Minister.
By Prema Katiyar
The Indian government has taken different steps at different times to give citizenship to persecuted people and the Ahmadis won’t be ignored, says Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in an interview with Prerna Katiyar. Edited excerpts:
There is a demand for the inclusion of Ahmadis on the list of persecuted minorities covered under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA. Why are they not included?
We have had the citizenship law since 1955. There has bee ..