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Motion against India’s divisive Citizenship Amendment Act moved in New Westminster

Following in the footsteps of Seattle City council, which unanimously passed a motion against the discriminatory citizenship law adopted by India, a councillor in New Westminster has made a similar move.

On Monday, March 9, Chuck Puchmayr, who is vocal on social justice and human rights, tabled a motion calling for the scrapping of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) amidst a tense atmosphere inside the council chamber. The motion also urges the Canadian government to intervene.…

The motion clearly says that the city of New Westminster which is one of the most multicultural cities in North America “raises concerns with the Government of India’s December 11, 2019 passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act which clearly discriminates against Muslims and has sparked fatal attacks on Muslims inside India.”…

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As Delhi joins the list, 12 Indian states & UTs now stand in opposition to NPR (Mar 14, 2020, The Print)

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