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Sunday, 05 July 2020 5.18 PM IST

Kerala Govt moves Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act

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NEW DELHI: The Kerala Government has filed a plea against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court. Kerala is the first state to file a plea against the act. The plea pointed that the act is discriminatory and a violation of fundamental rights.

Kerala has filed a suit in the Supreme Court under Article 132 of the Constitution. When Chief Minister reached Delhi last week to attend the politburo meeting he held discussions with legal experts. Decided to file the plea after this.

The apex court will be considering the pleas against CAA on January 23. It was in this context the state filed the suit.

The plea was filed by additional chief secretary in charge of the home department. The plea was filed by the state's standing counsel G Prakash in the Supreme Court.

The state’s plea states that the act passed by Parliament is a violation of equality under Article 14 of the Constitution.

The state government filed the plea in the Supreme Court registry on Monday. Subsequently, the Supreme Court registry confirmed that a number was given to the plea after clearing the technical errors.

Nearly 60 pleas have been filed against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supreme Court by individuals, organizations and political parties. This is the first time a state government is filing a plea against the act. The state government’s was a decisive political move.

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