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Rajasthan Joins Kerala, Punjab In Passing Resolution Against Citizenship Amendment Act

Joining Punjab And Kerala, Rajasthan On Saturday Became The Third State To Pass A Resolution Against The Contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 25 Jan 2020, 02:54:12 PM
Rajasthan passes resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (Image: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot)

Rajasthan passes resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (Image: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot) (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)

New Delhi:

Joining Punjab and Kerala, Rajasthan on Saturday became the third state to pass a resolution against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). During the proceedings in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot urged PM Modi-led centre to repeal the CAA. Meanwhile, several BJP leaders entered the well of Legislative Assembly and shouted slogans in favour of the CAA.

According to a report of NDTV, the resolution says, “The CAA that has been enacted by the parliament recently is aimed at distinguishing illegal migrants on the basis of religion. Such discrimination of people on the grounds of religion is not in consonance with the secular ideas enshrined in the Constitution and is clearly violative of the Article 14.”

"This is the first time in the history of the country that a law has been enacted which discriminates people on religious grounds. It is for this reason that the CAA has caused deep anguish and widespread protest all over the country," it adds.

It is to be noted that Kerala was the first state to pass a resolution against CAA, followed by Punjab. As per media reports, a special session of the West Bengal Assembly has been called on January 27 to pass a resolution to scrap the CAA.

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According to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and face religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

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First Published : 25 Jan 2020, 02:33:00 PM