Kerala govt moves SC against Citizenship Act

The Kerala government has moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) saying the amended law is against the provisions of Right to Equality granted by the Indian Constitution.

With this, Kerala government is the first state government to move the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Act, to which several states have raised objections.

Kerala was also the first state assembly to move a resolution against CAA.

In its petition, the Kerala government has said that the CAA should be declared violative of Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution and basic structure of secularism in India.

Article 14 promises Right to Equality to all while Article 21 says "No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to a procedure established by law" and Article 25 says "all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience".

(Agencies)