West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo Credit: File)
The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, becoming the fourth state to do so. Three states - Kerala, Rajasthan and Punjab – have already passed resolutions against the new citizenship law.
The resolution appeals to the Union government to repeal the amended citizenship law and revoke plans to implement NRC and update NPR.
State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee introduced the resolution in the House around 2 pm.
The law has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the state, with the Trinamool Congress opposing the contentious legislation tooth and nail, and the BJP pressing for its implementation.
Meanwhile, a Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met top officials of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday, demanding a probe into alleged police atrocities against anti-CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh.
The party leaders met the NHRC officials and highlighted the alleged brutalities committed by the Uttar Pradesh police on agitators during the anti-CAA stir.
The leaders who met the NHRC officials included Mohsina Kidwai, Salman Khurshid, P L Punia, Jitin Prasada, Abhishek Singhvi, Rajiv Shukla and UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu.
They demanded a thorough probe into the the deaths that took place in the state during the violent protests against the amendments in the country's citizenship law.
(With PTI inputs)