"Why have Muslims been excluded? And why have they (Centre) not included Jews in the CAA?" pointing out that Punjab had a Jew Governor, General Jacob, who also fought for the nation in the 1971 war, the release added.
According to the official release, the Punjab CM urged the Opposition, particularly the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), "to read Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf to understand the dangers of CAA." He said he would get the book translated and distributed so that all could read and grasp the historical mistakes that Hitler made.
The resolution was introduced in the Assembly by Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra and was put to vote by Speaker Rana KP Singh, according to a press release.
During the discussion on the resolution, the CM also urged the Centre to put on hold the work on the National Population Register (NPR), till forms and documents associated with it are amended suitably, in order to allay apprehensions that it is a prelude to the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
After the Assembly passed the resolution, Singh said that the Punjab government will join Kerala in the Supreme Court on the matter.
"We are going to join Kerala in Supreme Court on this issue," he had said.
Recently, the Kerala government had passed the resolution against the CAA and also moved the Supreme Court against the Act which grants Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
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