Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has repeatedly said the state government will not implement CAA and NRC in the state
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has repeatedly said the state government will not implement CAA and NRC in the state|Twitter image
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After Kerala & Punjab, Rajasthan passes resolution against CAA

Rajasthan now becomes the third state in the country -- after Kerala & Punjab -- to pass an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act resolution in the state assembly

Mehzabin Sultana

New Delhi: After Kerala and Punjab, Congress-ruled Rajasthan became the third state in the country to pass a resolution against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in the state assembly on Saturday urging the Centre to repeal the law amid country-wide protests.

Rajasthan has now become the third state in the country to pass an anti-CAA resolution.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court has refused to put the CAA on hold. The court said it would not grant any stay without hearing the government as it gave the Centre four weeks to respond to petitions on the law.

Last month, Kerala became the first state to adopt an anti-CAA resolution that was supported by leaders across party lines except the lone BJP MLA -- O Rajagopal. It was also the first state to move the top court against the law.

The Congress-led Punjab government followed on January 17, as it called the CAA "inherently discriminatory and as far away as it can be from being a humanitarian measure".

West Bengal is next in line to move a resolution against the new citizenship law in the state Assembly on January 27.

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