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Ponda: Ponda Municipal Council on Monday (February 10) passed a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Ponda Municipal Council on Monday passed a resolution during its special meeting congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for providing citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, its Chairperson Venkatesh Naik said on Tuesday.
The resolution was proposed by another councilor Vishwanath Dalvi and seconded by Geetali Talaulicar during the meeting.
Naik said that the councilors were explained about the salient features about CAA which will “save the lives of oppressed religious minorities such as Catholics, Parsis, Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs from neighbouring countries, who have sought refuge in India.
“Those who are opposing or protesting (CAA) have vested interest of bringing in politics of religion,” reads the resolution.
It further reads “the council resolved in majority to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the historic CAA, 2019 which offers to great Indian Citizenship to the persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh seeking refuge in India on the grant of religious persecutions and who are already staying in India, prior to December 31, 2014.”
Naik said that twelve councilors out of total 15 voted in favour while three remaining abstained from attending the meeting.