New Delhi: First in the row, the Kerala government has challenged the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supreme Court. The state became the first to challenge the enforced law in the SC. The Pinarayi Vijayan government, on Tuesday, filed a suit in the SC that sought a direction to declare the legislation unconstitutional.
The Kerala Chief Minister has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government of dividing the nation on communal lines by passing the Act. BJP is executing the RSS agenda, said the Kerala government.
The Kerala assembly, earlier in December, had passed a resolution against the CAA, stating the law as contentious as it has triggered a countrywide protest. The resolution had asked the Centre to cancel the CAA and was also supported by all the MLAs of the assembly except BJP's O Rajagopal.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the implementation of CAA is a 'violation of the fundamental right of equality in the country'. “The CAA 2019 passed by both houses of the Parliament has created concern among various communities, there has also been state wide protest against the same. In Kerala, there has been a peaceful and united agitation in general (against the CAA). The Act, which has set new guidelines for granting citizenship, is a violation of the fundamental right of equality as mentioned in part III of the Constitution," said Vijayan further saying that the 'Unconstitutional Bill' has no place in the state of Kerala.