Constitutional Validity of CAA – Part 2

The impact on Assam

Citizenship law characterizes a nation’s political and sacred personality. In any case, the CAA, 2019, is speaking to a more extensive partisan plan by offering inclinations to non‐Muslim’s recipients. Various referenced contentions show that the CAA, 2019, is illegal in light of the fact that it gives distinctive treatment to unlawful migrants on the grounds of their religion, counters to the nations’ majority rule standards revered in its own Constitution ad how these all affect the people of Assam and also explains the relationship between Assam accord and the citizenship act. People in Assam are attending mass rallies and public gatherings.

They say that the 2019 Citizenship ( Amendment) Act has breached Assam Accor ‘s requirements. The expulsion and detection date of immigrants / foreigners was after 24 March 1971, according to Clause 5(3) of the Assam Accord. 4 This amendment, though, now has a fresh cut-off deadline, i.e. 31 December 2014, which is a matter of protest”. “This reform in the period from eleven years to five years for non-Muslims for the purposes of residency and government facilities would curb the original Assamese population and will turn that population into a minority, thus putting an end to their culture”. Indian Citizenship is given to irregular migrants from neighbouring countries, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, under the current Citizenship Reform Bill, which some indigenous peoples fear will make them a minority in their homelands by statute. According to them, through Taxi, the government of India seeks to wipe out their backgrounds, traditions, languages, and personalities with ill intent. Therefore, against the Bill, millions of protesters took to the streets. Protesters are asking that the changed Citizenship Amendment Bill be recalled. Many torched vehicles in “Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram , Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh” have disrupted rail, road, and air services.

There have been numerous clashes between police and demonstrators, shootings and injuries. The Indian authorities shut down telephone and internet links in order to relieve tension and called on military forces to maintain order and enforced a curfew. “The government of India introduced the Bill without any proper consultations with concerned representatives and without a study of the impact, said Ken Timung Arleng, young Indigenous rights activist at Diphu Assam in a conversation with Cultural Survival”.The Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to curtail the continuity of languages, cultures including economic well-being of the Indigenous Peoples of Assam and the northeast“.

If the government of India grants citizenship to foreign immigrants, irrespective of religion, race, or culture, it will cause effects not only on the political rights, but also the cultural and land rights of the majority of Indigenous populations in Assam as the law motivates more migration from foreign countries, says, D. S. Lekhthe, a lawyer from Assam”.Assamese view that the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Bill will adversely impact the people of Assam and the northeast most“. Not just that, the Assamese have to face humongous competition before them, which inevitably leads to an increase in jobs, leading to an increase in poverty. This amendment therefore brings a new challenge in any sector, such as:-

  • External (in terms of community, wealth allocation, etc.);
    • Democratic (when it comes to contesting votes, voting rights and philosophies of the majority);
    • Administrative; (regulatory and administration in terms of law formation and policies); (in terms of vocabulary, practises, norms, history, etc.); ethnic and cultural; Economic areas (equal wealth allocation, housing, poverty eradication, etc.)


It can be inferred, then, by posing a few questions:

First, shouldn’t Hindu refugees arriving from Sri Lanka have these kinds of laws?

Secondly, if the government’s idea is to offer shelter and charity, then shouldn’t that be fairly accessible to all refugees, regardless of where they come from?

Thirdly, is it rationally correct to extend autocratic legislation to persons and then cut off internet links so that their freedom of speech and expression is wholly limited under Article 19 (Part III)?

It may also be claimed that, under Article 11 (Part II) of the Constitution of India, the government has been allowed to pass citizenship laws as it finds necessary. Article 13 (Part III) does, however, prohibit parliamentarians from making laws that derogate from the constitutional rights of Indians. And this provision is a violation of the constitution’s Part III.

This act has failed. Citizenship legislation establishes the democratic and constitutional status of a government. However, by providing preferences to non-Muslim recipients, the CAA 2019 reflects a larger sectarian agenda. Various reasons listed suggest that the 2019 CAA is illegal since it is unconstitutional. Provides undocumented refugees with different treatment on the basis of their religion, contrary to the universal values of the nations enshrined in their own Constitutions. State upheavals and social upheaval a strong dedication to constitutionalism and representative democracy motivates social outrages and the beliefs. More specific solutions, such as the codification of adequate refugee laws, are also available.

Missing in India , the government should have investigated it. Hence, this Amendment is constitutionally not valid.

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