Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has made it clear that the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in the state. The CPM leader also said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a part of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ philosophy of RSS.
” CAA should be rejected due to three reasons: First, it is against the letter and spirit of our Constitution. Second, it is deeply discriminatory and violative of human rights. Third, it seeks to impose philosophy of Sangh Parivar with its mission of ‘Hindu Rashtra”, said Pinarayi Vijayan while addressing event in Mumbai.
#WATCH Kerala CM P Vijayan in Mumbai: CAA should be rejected due to 3 reasons: 1st, it is against the letter&spirit of our Constitution.2nd, it is deeply discriminatory&violative of human rights.3rd it seeks to impose philosophy of Sangh parivar with it mission of 'Hindu Rashtra' pic.twitter.com/lihVaztp9H
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Kerala state became the first state to pass a resolution demanding scrapping of CAA. The Kerala state Assembly passed the resolution unanimously. The Kerala government also challenged the CAA in the Supreme Court. The government has also suspended the NPR process in the state.