Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar is also contemplating to oppose the citizenship amendment law.

KCR is planning to convene a meeting of regional parties and chief ministers to oppose the amended citizenship law. The Telangana government has decided to pass a resolution in the assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

With this Telangana will join the other five states that have already passed the resolutions against CAA. Kerala, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan — and Union Territory of Puducherry have already passed resolutions against the law.

The Telangana Cabinet has also appealed to the Centre “not to discriminate” on the basis of religion in granting citizenship. It also requested Centre to abrogate the citizenship legislation as it will lead to discrimination on the basis of religion while granting citizenship and, thereby, jeopardize secularism envisaged in the Constitution.

The decision was taken yesterday in a cabinet meeting led by hief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Earlier this month, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) became the first civic body in the country to pass a resolution against CAA.

Last month, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar had said that he might convene a meeting of regional parties and chief ministers to oppose the amended citizenship law. The state assembly may pass a resolution, like the other state assemblies did, against the CAA, he had said then. “We opposed the bill in parliament by conviction. The union government’s decision is wrong. It is against the very preamble of the Indian constitution. This bill discriminated against Muslims. We consciously opposed it,” he had added.

Hyderabad has seen some of the largest protests against the citizenship amendment act.

More than a month ago, Kerala moved to the Supreme court against the citizenship Amendment Act as it is in violation of the Indian constitution. 


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December 2023


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