The Kerala government on Tuesday filed a suit against the amended citizenship law in Supreme Court, seeking a direction to declare the contentious legislation unconstitutional.
File photo of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
New Delhi: The Kerala government on Tuesday filed a suit against the amended citizenship law in Supreme Court, seeking a direction to declare the contentious legislation unconstitutional.
The Kerala Assembly had in December passed a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, asking the Centre to cancel the contentious legislation that has triggered countrywide protests. The resolution was supported by all the MLAs except BJP’s O Rajagopal.
The resolution was moved by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who has accused the BJP government of executing the RSS agenda of dividing the nation on communal lines by passing the Act.
“I want to make it clear that no detention centres will come up in Kerala. Kerala has a long history of secularism, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, everyone reached our land. Christians and Muslims reached Kerala in the very beginning. Our tradition is of inclusiveness. Our assembly needs to keep the tradition alive,” he had said.
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