All that the CAA states is that the persecuted (very specific) minorities would be provided with citizenship, either immediately or within a slated time which would be much less than the standard time.
Two days ago, Afghanistan marked its 101st Independence Day. Over the course of this 24-hour window meant to feature celebrations and patriotic displays, 75 separate attacks ravaged 22 different provinces of the country.
Ustad Mohammad Hussain Sarahang and the Bamiyan Buddhas are symbols of India-Afghan connect. Sources: https://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.com/2018/10/ustad-mohammad-hussain-khan-sar-auhang.html and Wikimedia Commons.
This rare display of solidarity by SAARC leaders, especially when SAARC has lost its teeth and holds no relevance for the common South Asian, makes a compelling statement. Optimists and those who believe in the possibility of an integrated South Asia are tempted to take this as a signal that there might be some hope for reviving SAARC after all.