New Delhi: The ministry of home affairs has notified the Citizenship Amendment Act's (CAA) rules today, paving the way for the law's implementation across the country. The law makes it easier for Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian and Parsi refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, to get Indian citizenship.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be notifying today, the Rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA-2019). These rules, called the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024 will enable the persons eligible under CAA-2019 to apply for grant of Indian citizenship.

The applications will be submitted in a completely online mode for which a web portal has been provided," the official X handle said.

This comes weeks after union home minister Amit Shah declared that the law would be implemented before the Lok Sabha elections.

The law aims to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from these countries, who came to India before December 31, 2014.

After the law was enacted in 2019, protests had broken out in several parts of the country.

Last month, Amit Shah said that no one can stop the CAA law.

"This will be implemented before the elections...this is the law of the country, no one can stop it, this is set in stone, this is the reality," he had said at an event.