Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31: The special one-day session of Kerala Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the Centre to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who moved the resolution under Rule 118 said this was in view of the the widespread protests and concerns among minority communities all over the country against the CAA. He said the CAA was against the secular fabric of the country and it would lead to religion-based discrimination of the people contradicting the principles of the Constitution.
The country's image was tarnished in front of foreign nations after bringing the Bill. There will not be any detention centre in Kerala in connection with the implementation of CAA, Mr Vijayan said. BJP lone MLA O Rajagopal objected to the resolution terming it as 'anti-constitutional' and 'illegal'. 'Passing a resolution in the house against CAA, which was passed by both houses of Parliament is illegal', he added. (UNI)