Notification of rules; CAA

Strongly Oppose CAA Rules

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the notification of the rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act [CAA].  The CAA violates the secular principle of citizenship enshrined in the Constitution by linking citizenship to religious identity.

The rules notified under the Act operationalizes this discriminatory approach towards Muslims coming from neighboring countries.  The implementation of the Act is also linked to the  creation of a National Register of Citizens raising apprehensions that citizens of Muslim origin will be targetted.