Kerala passes resolution to demand withdrawal of CAA

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moved a resolution to demand withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Act and it was passed in the Kerala State Assembly today (31.12.2019). The CM of Kerala said “The act contradicts the basic values and principles of the constitution. In view of the anxiety among the people of the country, the center should take steps to drop the CAA and uphold the secular outlook of the constitution”

He said in the assembly “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.”

“The CAA 2019 passed by both houses of the Parliament has created concern among various communities, there has also been state wide protest against the same. In Kerala there has been a peaceful and untied agitation in general (against the CAA). The Act, which has set new guidelines for granting citizenship, is a violation of the fundamental right of equality as mentioned in the part III of the Constitution.”