The petitioners sought citizenship and for this they relied on the Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act, 1950. The Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act, 1950 applied to the territories now forming the part of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. But by the North Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, the territories of Arunachal Pradesh are excluded from the purview of the 1950 Act. It was held therefore, that the petitioner and other Chakma people could not claim to be citizens of India by taking the aid of naturalisation under Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955. The High Court, on humanitarian grounds directed the State Government to give adequate compensation to the Chakmas.
Khudiram Chakma vs Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh
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