Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Saturday became the first civic body in the country to pass a resolution against the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The resolution was passed by the council during the General Body meeting held here to approve the budget presented by the corporation.
Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin said the Central government’s plans to implement CAA were against the Constitution of India and that democracy was at stake due to the BJP-led Union government’s plans.
Echoing the same, former Mayor Majid Hussain said Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had already expressed his views on opposing CAA and said that the Telangana Assembly would soon pass a resolution against the CAA. The GHMC was the first municipal corporation in the country to pass a resolution against the Centre’s plans to implement CAA, he said.
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan said Telangana was a secular State and that the Telangana government was a secular government. The resolution passed in the GHMC Council would extend support to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s plans in setting an example to other States to oppose CAA, he added.