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States have no powers to refuse implementation of Citizenship Act


Team Udayavani, Dec 13, 2019, 5:35 PM IST

New Delhi:  State governments have no powers to reject the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 as the legislation was enacted under the Union List of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, a top official said on Friday.

The statement came after chief ministers of West Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh announced that the law is “unconstitutional” and has no place in their respective states.

“The states have no powers to deny implementation of a central law which is in the Union List,” the top home ministry official said.

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