Kerala government on Tueday moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the recently amended Citizenship Amendment Act. The plea has been filed under Article 131 of the Constitution, which empowers the Supreme Court to hear disputes between the Government of India and one or more states.
Kerala is one of the many states that have been protesting against the amended citizenship Act. The Kerala Assembly had earlier also passed a resolution against CAA. Meanwhile, as per a statement released by the Home Ministry, the CAA has come into effect beginning from January 10.
As per the act, people from religious communities namely Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian, who came into India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan before 31 December 2014, will not be treated as illegal migrants.