After Stalin and Mamata, Kerala CM says wont enforce CAA in state

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Kerala: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that Kerala won’t enforce the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), following in the footsteps of MK Stalin and Mamata Banerjee. He had previously criticised the law as discriminatory and passed a resolution against its implementation in Kerala.

Recently, Vijayan reiterated his opposition to the CAA, stating that it violates the Constitution by granting citizenship based on religion. He expressed concern that defining Indian citizenship in this way challenges the principles of humanity and the country’s traditions.

However, Home Minister Amit Shah countered Vijayan’s statement, asserting that citizenship matters fall under the jurisdiction of the government of India, not the state. He emphasised that Article 11 of the Constitution grants the Parliament the authority to make citizenship rules, suggesting that states should cooperate rather than resist the law.

Previously, Mamata Banerjee and MK Stalin had also declared their opposition to the CAA in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, respectively.

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