After Kerala, Punjab to pass resolution on CAA, NRC

Chandigarh: Punjab assembly will pass a resolution on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in its upcoming session beginning on Thursday.

Earlier the Kerala assembly had passed a resolution stating that the CAA was against secularism envisaged by the Constitution and urged the central government to repeal the law.

Expressing serious concern over the implications of the blatantly unconstitutional and divisive CAA and NRC, as well as the NPR, the ministers in Punjab noted that the violence that had erupted across the country over the issues will rip apart the secular fabric of the nation.

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Maintaining that the CAA, especially when coupled with NRC and NPR, was violative of the Preamble of the Constitution, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said the matter of CAA, NRC and NPR was bound to be raised during the 2-day special session and the government will accept the will of the House on the issue.

Punjab Assembly has a total of 117 MLAs, with 80 legislators representing Congress. Hence the resolution is likely to go through without much resistance.

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