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CAA came into force, but non- BJP states may not implement it

IT Desk

Imphal, Jan 11

Even as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into force from January 10, 2020 across the country, there still lingers apprehension of its implementation in the Non BJP -ruled state like Madhya Pradesh and Kerala among others.

As for the state of Kerala , the state legislative Assembly had adopted resolutions not to implement the CAA and NRC.

However, the CAA has been passed by both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha and state government are obliged to  implement it.

“Though the notification has been issued but it is yet to be seen what the Supreme Court has to say. The discussions are still pending in the Supreme Court, “ said Madhya Pradesh Law Minister PC Sharma talking to media persons.

PC Sharma said, “Madhya Pradesh government’s stand on Citizenship Amendment Act is clear from day one. The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh has already confirmed the stand of the government. When on March 25 there was a march carried out, he put forth his views.”

Meanwhile, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there exists MP government’s obligation to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act in Madhya Pradesh.

Talking to reporters in Bhopal, Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, “As far as the CAA is concerned, it has been passed by both the Houses of the Parliament. Chief Minister has taken this oath that he will have true devotion to the Constitution. This is the central law which is the moral responsibility and compulsion of the government to implement.”

In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the Act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10.

The CAA was passed by the Parliament on December 11, 2019.

Rinku Khumukcham

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