Kerala will not implement Citizenship Amendment Act; says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the state would not implement Citizenship (Amendment) Act. While speaking at the first anniversary celebrations of the LDF government, the Chief Minister pointed out that the government has taken a firm stand that citizenship would not be determined based on religion.

Bringing all human beings together and having harmony in society is something we all want. During the renaissance movement, the great leaders appealed to us to exercise brotherhood without any caste or religious hatred.

He said that a section of people is trying to destroy the constitutionally recognized secularism in the country.

"A section of the people in the country are in a state of great concern. As a part of it, many steps are being taken by the government itself. Determining citizenship based on religion was one of the most criticized and unacceptable moves made by the central government in our country. Our citizenship is not something that should be determined based on religion. When the Central Government decided to go ahead with CAA, Kerala openly declared its stance without any hesitation," he added.

"Various surveys are being conducted in different parts of the country to divide people. There are reports that surveys are being conducted to create communal tensions in some places of worship. We also do surveys here that aim to assist people. A survey has been completed in the state to identify the most impoverished families in our society. Further steps will be taken as part of this survey," he said.

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