CAA protest: After Punjab, Kerala, Bengal to pass anti-CAA resolution, says Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata : West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has announced that they will be launching a demand to delete the provision seeking the birth certificates and parents place of birth from the NPR form and said that it will pass the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act resolution in the next three to four days.
"We have also passed a resolution against National Register of Citizens (NRC) three months ago. We will pass a resolution against CAA also within three-four days," said Mamata Banerjee.
Talking about the NPR form, she pointed out that it has a section that demands your birth certificate and also the place of birth of your parents.
"But now they (central government) are saying it is not mandatory. If it’s not mandatory, you withdraw. Why will it exist in the form?" she asked, and added, "So there is an apprehension. First, they have to withdraw all these clauses, all these conditions."
Notably, West Bengal will become the third state to pass an anti-CAA resolution. Before it, Punjab and Kerala had released the resolutions in their respective states demanding to scrap of the controversial CAA.
The Centre had announced that under CAA, migrants from the neighbouring states before 2014 will be granted Indian citizenship, exempting those who follow Muslim religion.
The legislation, that came into force on January 10, has led to countrywide protests, with scores of students taking to the streets in almost all the states. Civil society members, anti- BJP political parties and commoners have also joined the protests.