Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the state moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act as it was contradictory to constitutional ethos.
Claiming that it was an intervention from within the purview of the Constitution, CM Vijayan said the state will remain in the forefront to defend the constitution and the fundamental rights of the citizens.
"The suit filed by the state government was against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, which is contradictory to constitutional ethos. It is part of our intervention to protect civil rights from within the constitution," he wrote on his Facebook page.
"Kerala was the first state in the country to decide to not implement this wrong law. Kerala Legislative Assembly is the first legislative assembly to pass a resolution demanding the repeal of Citizenship Amendment Act.
The Chief Ministers of other states who uphold the Constitution have been requested to intervene similarly. The united voice of the people are rising. Kerala shall seek every possible measure to sustain the democracy in the country in all its vibrancy," he added.