CAA: Guj Assembly passes resolution praising PM, Shah

CAA: Guj Assembly passes resolution praising PM, Shah

Ahmedabad: Hindu refugees who migrated from Sindh province of Pakistan display their passports as they support the Citizenship Amendment Act in Ahmadabad. The Gujarat Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution congratulating the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister for securing the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. (PTI Photo)

The Gujarat Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for securing the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

The Congress opposed the resolution.

During a heated discussion on the resolution, Congress MLA Imran Khedawala displayed a poster against CAA and the National Register of Citizens written in his own blood. The House was also adjourned for fifteen minutes following a ruckus.

The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja.

It congratulated Modi and Shah for their "bold and historic decision" to bring in the bill and ensure its passage in Parliament.

The resolution was passed by a majority vote after a two-hour-long discussion.

Last month, the Legislative Assembly of Left-ruled Kerala had passed a resolution demanding the scrapping of the controversial Act.

The CAA promises Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Its critics say the law is discriminatory as it excludes Muslims and violates core values of the Constitution.

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