Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the central government to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
M.K. Stalin, who introduced the resolution, stated that religion is not a criterion for citizenship and that no law can be enacted based on religious lines.
He further stated that the CAA is anti-Tamil in Sri Lanka.
Stalin stated that refugees should be treated as human beings and that there is no need for a law when people live in peace.
BJP legislator Nainar Nagendran, who opposed the motion, claims that the law does not discriminate against Muslims in India. He and other BJP legislators exited the chamber.
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019 revised the Citizenship Act of 1955, allowing religious minorities (Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians) who were persecuted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan and arrived in India before December 2014, to become citizens. (IANS)