India: Telangana state assembly will pass anti-CAA resolution today
The state assembly in Telangana will pass a resolution toward the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
This was declared early saturday following a meeting of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao headed by the state cabinet.
After approximately seven hours of discussion at Pragati Bhavan, the chief minister’s official residence, the cabinet decided to pass a resolution the way Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, and West Bengal did, a statement stated.
The proposal will be introduced at the Assembly’s budget meeting, which is expected to take place in the first week of March.
The chamber also made an appeal to the Union administration not to stop discriminating as per Indian citizenship based on religion.
“It demanded that all faiths be considered as fair before the law. A Cabinet also recommended that the Central Government take action to amend the 2019 Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which would contribute to discrimination on the basis of faith while at the same time granting citizenship and thus endangering the secularism foreseen in the constitution,” the statement stated.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had campaigned in Parliament against both the Citizenship Amendment Act.