On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin introduced a resolution in the Assembly against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He asked the central government to repeal this law.
On this occasion, speaking in the assembly, he said that the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the Parliament in 2019 was not in line with the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution and was not conducive to religious harmony in the country.
In this regard, he asked the House to abolish CAA to safeguard the unity and religious harmony of the country and to safeguard the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution. The CAA allows the granting of Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from persecuted Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
TN becomes the 6th State to pass a resolution against the CAA after Kerala, Punjab, Bengal Rajasthan and MP. MK Stalin said it was discriminating refugees on the basis of religion & country of origin and was snatching away the possibility of Sri Lankan Tamils gaining citizenship here.
The opposition parties and various organizations have been opposing the implementation of the CAA. After MK Stalin passes the anti-CAA resolution, AIADMK has walked out of the assembly.