The Telangana state cabinet on Sunday decided to pass a resolution against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the upcoming Assembly session. The announcement was made by the state’s chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
An official release by the cabinet in this regard reads: “The State Cabinet appealed to the Union Government not to discriminate on the basis of religion for according Indian citizenship. It requested that all religions must be treated as equal before the law.”
The release also said that the state cabinet fears that the Act will violate the tenet of secularism as stated in the Constitution.
Before Telangana, states like Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have already passed anti-CAA resolutions. Madhya Pradesh cabinet too approved an anti-CAA resolution on February 5, yet to be passed in the Assembly. Puducherry passed an anti-CAA resolution last week, becoming the first Union Territory in the country to do so.
A number of petitions have been made in the Supreme Court appealing it to repeal the Act.