Justice GR Swaminathan
Justice GR Swaminathan

Hindu Tamils were victims of racial strife in Sri Lanka, CAA should be applicable to them: Madras High Court

The High Court directed the State government to forward a citizenship application of a woman born in India to Sri Lankan immigrant parents to the Central government.

The Madras High Court recently opined that Hindu Tamils, being the primary victims of racial strife in Sri Lanka, ought to be covered by the principles of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which provides an opportunity for persecuted minorities from neighbouring nations to become Indian citizens [S Abirami v. Union of India and others].

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