Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday drew fire over his politically-topped remarks slamming protests raging across the country against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
At least 25 people have been killed in protests across the country since the law, seen as discriminatory towards Muslims, was adopted on Dec. 11.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said no one would be stripped of their citizenship due to the new citizenship act and accused the Congress of spreading rumours.
The union cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday allocated Rs85 billion for updating the National Popular Register (NPR).
Amit Shah said in a speech in Kolkata that the party would give "Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Christian settlers" citizenship.
In an unprecedented move initiated by the Supreme Court, the Philippines became the first country in the world to make it easier and less expensive for stateless individuals and asylum seekers to acquire Filipino citizenship.
Speaking to France's RTL radio in French, Stanley Johnson said: "It's not a question of becoming French. If I understand correctly I am French! My mother was born in France, her mother was completely French as was her grandfather.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to restore protection to “Dreamers,” provide a pathway to citizenship for other immigrants, rescind his predecessor’s travel bans and allow in more refugees. It is a welcome break from the cruelty
The new entity merges the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, the Federal Customs Authority, and the General Authority of Ports, Borders and Free Zones Security.
The announcement follows a royal decree issued last Thursday which grants citizenship to "experts and exceptional global talents" who will contribute to the growth of the kingdom under its ambitious reform plans, state news agency SPA reported last week.