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State Assembly of W. Bengal passes bill against CAA

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International Desk, Barta24.com | 27 January 2020, 07:55PM

State Assembly of W. Bengal passes bill against CAA
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The West Bengal assembly on Monday (Jan.27) passed a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) brought by the state government demanding that the contentious citizenship law be repealed forthwith and NPR and the proposed NRC be withdrawn.

Speaking on the resolution, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the Citizenship Amendment Act is "against the Constitution and humanity".

"We want this law to be repealed immediately. We want NPR to be also repealed," Banerjee said.

The resolution was supported by both the opposition parties Congress and the CPI(M) led Left Front.

The BJP legislature party opposed the resolution and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah for the CAA to help refugees get their citizenship of the country.

Kerala, Rajasthan and Punjab too have passed resolutions against the new citizenship law.

Responding strongly to the BJP's ‘brand ambassador to Pakistan’, Chief Minister Mamata said that according to the CAA, you would be identified as a foreigner. It's a scary game. Don't get trapped by the BJP. They always talk about Pakistan and less about India.

The CAA was passed in the Parliament of India on December 11, 2019. Where it is said, minority citizens of neighboring countries will be granted citizenship. Then the people of India came down in the street against the bill. The law got into effect on January 10 of this year. #