Alameda County, an American city has passed a resolution against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) by declaring laws “are discriminatory towards Muslims, caste oppressed minorities, women and indigenous people.”
Alameda County in the state of California has become the seventh city in the United States to pass a resolution against India’s controversial citizenship law.
The Alameda County resolution refers to the fact that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom designated India as “Country of Particular Concern ( CPC),” and that the Commission in its 2020 report, said that India was “engaging in and tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations.”
“Furthermore, it proclaimed that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors opposes the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizenship in India which together are discriminatory towards Muslims, caste oppressed minorities, women and indigenous people,” the resolution reads.
Earlier Seattle, Albany, St. Paul, Hamtramck, Cambridge and San Francisco city councils had passed resolutions against CAA and NRC.
Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group in US has welcomed the resolution passed by Alameda County and said the resolution is consistent with the values of the American and Indian democracies.
“This is a major setback for proponents of Hindu Nationalism in the United States, as Alameda County is one of the largest counties in Silicon Valley with a population of over 1.6 million. The county is counted as the seventh most populous county in the state and incorporates 14 cities in the San Francisco Bay Area,” IAMC said in an official note.