Chandigarh: The Congress government in Punjab moved a resolution in the Assembly on Friday to demand the Centre to scrap the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
State minister Brahm Mohindra moved the resolution against the CAA on the second day of the two-day special session.
“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.
After Kerala, Punjab is the second state to pass a resolution against CAA. The resolution said the amended law on citizenship seeks to negate the very secular fabric on which the Constitution of India is based.
“It is divisive and stands for everything opposed to a free and fair democracy, which must enshrine equality for all. Alongside the religion-based discrimination in granting citizenship, it is apprehended that the CAA is also likely to endanger the linguistic and cultural identity of some sections of our people. CAA also envisages cancellation of the registration of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders, if they violate any law,” the resolution said.