CAA an RSS-affiliated organization issuing eligibility certificates to Pakistani Hindus

CAA Certificate of Competence: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, there may be a series of dialogues on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) across the country. The central authorities issued their notification and applied it across the country, after which refugees who reached here in India before 2014 from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan use it to get citizenship. Meanwhile, the Seemajan Kalyan Samiti, an organization affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Rajasthan, has started issuing citizenship eligibility certificates to such residents.

Serves organizing camps

The organization has organized a camp in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where online citizenship functions are being created for residents originating from these three international locations. Seemajan Kalyan Samiti helped 330 people from Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur in areas bordering Pakistan to add their papers to the citizenship portal – Indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in – launched by the House Ministry.

What does the organization have to say?

According to a report in The Hindu, lawyer Vikram Singh Rajpurohit related to the committee says that since the committee is a registered organization, the certificate could be affected. “One of our ministers, Tribhuvan Singh Rathod, is signing the eligibility certificate, we are a community organization,” Rajpurohit said.

A photo posted on the committee’s FB website mentions that the group is organizing a “free citizenship camp” in Jaisalmer. Rajpurohit mentioned, ‚ÄúThere are a lot of people who came here to India before 2010 and didn’t just get citizenship. I met a lady who got here in 1998 but she didn’t have citizenship. There are around 5,000-6,000 such people in Jodhpur alone. Let us inform you that under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), people from non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who came to India earlier than in in 2014, to obtain citizenship. The software for this has started.

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