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Cabinet grants ex-post facto approval to amend the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations

ANI | Updated: Dec 24, 2019 19:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto approval to the Adaptation of Laws (Amendment) Order, 2019 issued by the President of India under clause (2) of Article 372 of the Constitution to amend the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations (BEFR), 1873.
"The notification will extend BEFR to the State of Manipur to give its indigenous people protection from the provisions of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019 and make necessary changes in the regulation," a government release said.
The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who came to India on or before December 31, 2014. (ANI)

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