Amid anti-CAA protests, govt official says anyone born in India before 1987 or parents who were born before 1987, are Indians

The clarification came amid the protests against the CAA and the several versions being circulated on social media about the recently enacted law.

Press Trust of India December 20, 2019 17:44:27 IST
Amid anti-CAA protests, govt official says anyone born in India before 1987 or parents who were born before 1987, are Indians
  • Anyone born in India before 1987 or whose parents were born before 1987 are bona fide Indian citizens according to law

  • The clarification came amid the protests against the CAA and the several versions being circulated on social media about the recently enacted law

  • In case of Assam, the cut off date for identification of an Indian citizen is 1971.

New Delhi: Anyone born in India before 1987 or whose parents were born before 1987 are bona fide Indian citizens according to law and need not worry due to the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) or a possible countrywide NRC, a top government official said on Friday.

According to the 2004 amendments of the Citizenship Act, people of the country, barring those in Assam, whose one parent is an Indian and neither is an illegal immigrant are also considered Indian citizens.

The clarification came amid the protests against the CAA and the several versions being circulated on social media about the recently enacted law.

Those who are born in India before 1987 or whose parents were born in the country before that year are considered Indians under naturalisation as per the law, the official said.

In case of Assam, the cut off date for identification of an Indian citizen is 1971.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

SFI activists detained after staging protest outside Union Education Ministry
India

SFI activists detained after staging protest outside Union Education Ministry

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh said that the students were demanding the reopening of campuses and timely disbursement of fellowships

Manish Sisodia says BJP-led civic bodies are 'bankrupt', Delhi govt will give them Rs 938 cr to pay salaries
India

Manish Sisodia says BJP-led civic bodies are 'bankrupt', Delhi govt will give them Rs 938 cr to pay salaries

At a press conference, the Delhi deputy chief minister said the AAP govt doesn't have an obligation to provide funds but has decided to after "seeing the suffering of MCD employees"

Narendra Modi releases Rs 2,691 cr for over 6 lakh PMAY-G beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh
India

Narendra Modi releases Rs 2,691 cr for over 6 lakh PMAY-G beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh

The financial aid will include releasing first installment payment for 5.30 lakh beneficiaries, and a second installment to 80,000 beneficiaries, who have already availed the first installment