Afghanistan crisis shows why CAA is needed: Hardeep Singh Puri | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing evacuation from Afghanistan, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday that the problems faced by the Sikh and Hindu communities point to why the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act was necessary.
“Recent developments in our volatile neighbourhood & the way Sikhs & Hindus are going through a harrowing time are precisely why it was necessary to enact the Citizenship Amendment Act,” Puri tweeted. On Sunday, 168 people including 28 Afghan nationals and two senators landed in India in a special Air Indian Air Force flight. The government has promised help to Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan, as well as its friends in the country who need help.
Earlier, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said he was happy that 209 Indian nationals were safely evacuated and flown to Delhi, along with other evacuees, of whom 24 are Afghan Sikhs. “I have been informed MEA is working on evacuation of another 222 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus. Praying for safety of all,” he said.
The CAA, which came in to force in January last year, provides for citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.





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