a. Administration of CAA with Special Emphasis on the Qualifications of Indian Citizenship
b. Reviewing the Implementation of Section 69 A of the IT Act with Reference to the Chinese App Ban
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks “to fast-track citizenship for persecuted minority groups in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.” It identifies Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis as minority groups, but does not have any provision for Muslim sects. It raises a controversial issue as several parties and activists are averse to the idea of granting citizenship to an individual on the basis of religion and it is also argued that the Bill if made into an Act, will nullify the updated National Registration of Citizenship. In this committee, delegates will assume portfolios of the Lok Sabha and weigh the merit of the bill.
Section 69 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, was introduced by an amendment to the Act in 2008. It gives the Central government the power to block public access to any websites or mobile apps if “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order.” In 2020, hundreds of Chinese apps like TikTok, Shareit and PUBG were banned due to the escalating tension between India and China. In this committee, the delegates will review and discuss the implementation of the Chinese App Ban.
With this, we bring to you a simulation of the Lok Sabha at the Strawberry Fields High School Model United Nations 2022.