After the Citizenship Amendment Act is passed in both houses of Parliament, the opposition parties are calling it against the basic spirit of the Constitution of India. Protests are being organized from place to place demanding the withdrawal of the Act at the earliest. But now the BJP is also repeating the Constitution regarding this Act. In fact, a proposal has been announced in the Kerala Legislative Assembly not to implement it in Kerala by bringing a resolution against this law.
Now a statement has been made by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan regarding this matter, he said, “This resolution has no legal or constitutional validity because citizenship is exclusively a central subject, this actually means nothing.”
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on state assembly’s resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act: This resolution has no legal or constitutional validity because citizenship is exclusively a central subject, this actually means nothing. pic.twitter.com/GHPJ7lvlsR
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2020
Earlier, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Kerala government for passing a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Citing Articles 245/46 and 256 of the Constitution, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “Parliament which has got the powers to pass any law with regard to citizenship; not any Assembly, including the Kerala Assembly.”
He said, “It is surprising that the government which has sworn in the constitution is talking non-constitutionally that citizenship amendment laws will not be allowed to be implemented in the state.” This law is passed by the Parliament. Giving or taking citizenship is the subject of the seventh schedule of the constitution and only Parliament has the right to make laws on it. Parliament can legislate on any subject related to citizenship.