Jaipur: After Punjab and Kerala, Rajasthan is now set to bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the assembly, deputy chief minister of the state said on Thursday.
“Everyone has the right to express their dissent. Our government will also bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the State Assembly,” Pilot said at a press conference here.
So far, Punjab and Kerala governments have passed resolutions against the newly amended citizenship law in their legislative assemblies.
This comes after the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put a stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 and granted four weeks’ time to the Central government to file a reply on the petitions regarding the same.
The top court indicated setting up a Constitution Bench to hear the pleas.
The citizenship law is facing major protests and opposition across the country. BJP, on the other hand, is also reaching out to the people in a bid to mobilise support for the newly amended citizenship law and “remove misconceptions created by the opposition”.
The CAA 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.