After Kerala, Punjab; Rajasthan passes resolution against CAA

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan on Saturday passes a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the assembly.

The Congress-ruled Rajasthan government became the third state after Kerala and Punjab to do so.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has repeatedly demanded that the government revoke the controversial law.

The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala was the first state followed by Congress-ruled Punjab to passed resolutions in the respective Assemblies demanding scrapping of the controversial CAA.

West Bengal‘s Mamata Banerjee government is next in line to bring a resolution against the new legislation in the state Assembly on January 27.

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“The resolution will be brought at 11 a.m. on January 27,” state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee was quoted as saying earlier this week.

Excluding Muslims, the CAA, passed in Parliament last month, grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.

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