04 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the concerns raised by the plea; about CAA 2019 and its significance
News: The citizenship law which differentiates children on the basis of their date of birth will leave many stateless, a petition filed in the Supreme Court on Friday contended.
What did the plea challenge?
Besides challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, for discrimination in the grant of citizenship on the basis of religion, the petition filed by Association for Protection of Civil Rights, an NGO, challenged the validity of Section 3 (1) of the original Citizenship Act, 1955.
What does Section 3(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955 say?
Section 3(1) creates three scenarios:
What does this mean?
Hence, while there are conditions for children born between 1950 and 1987, children born in the second and third time-frame may end up stateless.
Source: The Hindu
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