President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the joint sitting of two Houses of Parliament said that the government has several provisions to ensure that granting Indian citizenship to the persecuted minorities from the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan do not have an adverse cultural impact on any region, especially the Northeast.
The president added that works are underway at an unprecedented pace in the Northeast to enhance connectivity, strengthen infrastructure and make people’s lives easier.
He also reiterated that the government’s decision to provide citizenship under CAA will remain unchanged.
“The Government has made several provisions to ensure that granting citizenship to those who have been compelled to take shelter in India does not have any adverse cultural impact on any region, especially the Northeast,” he said.
He added that the government is working with sensitivity for ensuring the safety of women. In order to enhance women’s safety. More than 600 One-Stop Centers have been set up in the country. A national database has been created to identify the perpetrators of crimes against women.
“More than 1,000 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up across the country to ensure speedy justice in such cases. It has also been decided to set up a Women Help Desk in every police station of the country”. He said.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, about Rs 5,000 crore has been transferred by the Government directly to the bank accounts of 1 crore 20 lakh women of the country informed the President.
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