Tweak CAA for those from Afghanistan, says Sikh body | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Tuesday urged Union home minister Amit Shah to amend the Citizenship Amendment Act so that Afghan Sikhs and Hindus who arrived in the country in 2020 and 2021 can get Indian citizenship.
“Their religion and lives were under constant threat… As there is no scope for them to return to their country, they and their children will have to face many challenges in India until citizenship is granted to them. They are desperately looking up to the Indian government as a beacon of hope,” he said in a letter to Shah.
Sirsa thanked the Centre for evacuating members of the Sikh and Hindu communities from war-torn Afghanistan and said his gurdwara committee was making “necessary arrangements to rehabilitate these Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in India”.

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