Fact Check: PIB debunks fake news on Citizenship Amendment Act
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday debunked a message which claimed that the Central government had modified the rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The news had been doing rounds on social media and had gone viral, which led to the response from the PIB.
The PIB said that the claim is fake and that the government of India has not notified any such rules.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (eel), of Section 18 of the Citizenship Act 1955 (57 of 1955), the Central Government hereby makes the following Rules, namely – 1. Short Title and commencement —(1) This Rules may be called THE CITIZENSHIP (AAMENDMENT) RULES, 2020. (2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication by Notification in the Official Gazette of India,” read the viral message circulating on social media.
PIB tweeted, “A message claiming that the Central Government has notified rules for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is doing the rounds on social media.
#PIBFactCheck: This claim is #Fake. No such rules have been notified by the government and nor do they exist.’
PIB launched its fact-checking unit in December 2019 to put a check to the spread of viral fake news and misinformation related to government policies and schemes.