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There will be process to give citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees: FM

She said that combining the CAA and the proposed National Register of Citizens is not right, since the details of NRC has not been discussed or finalised

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Citizenship Act | Nirmala Sitharaman

Gireesh Babu  |  Chennai 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister on Sunday said that there will be process to give citizenship to 95,000 Sri Lankan Tamilian refugees, despite that fact that it has not been part of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019. She said that in the last six years, 2,838 Pakistan nationals, 912 Afghan refugees and 172 Bangladeshi refugees were given Indian citizenship including Muslims and data will prove that the allegations against the CAA are false.

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First Published: Sun, January 19 2020. 14:47 IST
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