Kalaburagi: A day after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (CAB) became an Act after the President's ratification of the same, prohibitory orders under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) section 144 were imposed in Kalaburagi today, till 6 PM, in order to maintain law and order in the city.
Only Friday prayer areas and the Deputy Commissioner's office have been exempted from the prohibitory orders. Under CrPC section 144, people are prohibited from forming groups of four or more in areas where the section has been imposed.
The CAB has been seeing a lot of opposition from people in many parts of the country, especially the northeast. Armed forces were even deployed to bring the situation under control.
It can be recalled that the Bill was first passed in the Lok Sabha and then the Rajya Sabha, before being turned into an Act of law with President Ram Nath Kovind's assent on Thursday. The Act will grant Indian citizenship refugees from the Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities who entered India on or before December 31, 2014 after fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
(With inputs from ANI)
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