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Monday, 17 February 2020 4.21 AM IST

'Won't remain a mute spectator', Governor on Kerala govt moving SC against CAA

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid the tussle with the Left front government over the CAA, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday made it clear he would not remain a "mute spectator" and would ensure the law of the land is upheld. "The Constitution has to be upheld and this is not a personal fight," Khan, who arrived from Bengaluru, told reporters here on Sunday evening.

"I will not sit like a mute spectator... will ensure that the rules and law are upheld", he added. Taking objection to the state government moving the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) "without consulting" him, the governor has sought a report from the Chief Secretary.

After a resolution was passed in the State Assembly seeking withdrawal of the CAA, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led government has approached the apex court against the Act that grants Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

The Kerala Governor had earlier said that the citizenship law has to be implemented as there is no other option and the states have to implement it under Article 254.

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