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


NEW DELHI: Amid the continued evacuation from Afghanistan, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated on Sunday that the issues confronted by the Sikh and Hindu communities level to why the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act was essential.
“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 individuals together with 28 Afghan nationals and two senators landed in India in a particular Air Indian Air Force flight. The authorities has promised assist to Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan, in addition to its mates within the nation who need assistance.
Earlier, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh stated he was completely satisfied that 209 Indian nationals have been safely evacuated and flown to Delhi, together with different evacuees, of whom 24 are Afghan Sikhs. “I’ve been knowledgeable MEA is engaged on evacuation of one other 222 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus. Praying for security of all,” he stated.
The CAA, which got here in to drive in January final yr, gives for citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from Muslim-majority international locations equivalent to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.



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