The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
State Minister Brahm Mohindra moved the resolution on the second day of the two-day special Assembly session. With this, Punjab became the second state to pass a resolution against the contentious Act after Kerala.
“The CAA enacted by Parliament has caused countrywide anguish and social unrest with widespread protests all over the country. The state of Punjab also witnessed protests against this legislation, which were peaceful and involved all segments of our society,” Mohindra said while reading out the resolution.’
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that the Punjab government has sent a draft to the Centre to make changes necessary to make CAA acceptable to everyone.
“We’ve sent draft to Centre to make changes necessary to make #CAA acceptable to everyone. Census is being carried out now, it’ll be done on old level. Every citizen will be counted whether he is Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Christian or anybody,” he said.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh: We’ve sent draft to Centre to make changes necessary to make #CAA acceptable to everyone. Census is being carried out now, it’ll be done on old level. Every citizen will be counted whether he is Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Christian or anybody https://t.co/Wfe7vVlZSS pic.twitter.com/PtXzPWEo0e
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2020
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The agitation had resulted in clashes in various cities across the nation and also allegedly led to the death of several people.
The CAA grants grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.