Days after the Kerala assembly passed the ‘scrap CAA’ resolution, Punjab government on Friday moved a resolution in the state Assembly demanding the Central government against the controversial act which has set the country ablaze. Passing the resolution in the second session of the two-day special session, Congress-led Punjab government has become the second state in the country to do so after Kerala.
State minister Brahm Mohindra moved the resolution in the Assembly stated that the controversial act has invited national wide anguish including Punjab. He then said that their government has sent a draft to Centre to make changes necessary to make the Citizenship Amendment Act acceptable to everyone. “The ideology behind the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is inherently discriminatory and as far away as it can be from being a humanitarian measure,” read the resolution.
“It is evident that the CAA violates the secular identity of India, which is basic feature of our Constitution; therefore, the House resolves to urge the Government of India to repeal the CAA to avoid any discrimination on the basis of religion in granting citizenship and to ensure equality before law for all religious groups in India,” it further read. Kerala government stood as the first government to pass the resolution against CAA. However, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan stood against the resolution stating that the move has no legal or constitutional validity.