Malta: The Citizenship Amendment Act provides citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who have migrated from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The government is yet to frame the regulations under the Act. There has been opposition to this amendment from various quarters.
In this case, in the last 1950s, the Madhua people from Bangladesh settled in West Bengal due to religious persecution.
In this context, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaking at a government program held yesterday in Malta, West Bengal said, “The Trinamool Congress party is always concerned about the welfare of the Madhua people of Bangladeshi origin. But BJP is trying to approach them as a ‘friend’ in the name of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as the election approaches. The central government is confusing people,” he said.