The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday moved a resolution urging the Union Government to annul Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“When citizenship is granted based on religion, it amounts to religious discrimination,” said the resolution moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
While legislators from both the ruling CPIM led LDF and opposition Congress led UDF are supporting the move, BJP’s lone MLA O Rajagopal is against the resolution.
There should be united attempts by people from all religious denominations to protect secularism and all other fundamental units of constitution, said the resolution.
“India is witnessing huge protest against the amendment act based on religious discrimination,” the chief minister, while moving the notice said.
“A country’s character is defined by its citizenship policy. Hence anyone with knowledge on citizenship and constitution will oppose this act based on religious discrimination. It is wrong to say that everyone should obey the new act just because it was passed by both houses of the parliament. The parliament is devised on the basis if Constitution and hence we are bound to show loyalty towards Constitution, ” Pinarayi Vijayan added.