As many as 14 Indian states have so far declared not to implement the controversial citizenship law, believed to be discriminatory against Muslims.
On Tuesday, country’s southernmost state of Kerala even approached the Supreme Court, challenging the new law, knows as Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). India’s federal union comprises 28 states and 9 centrally administered territories.
Those defying the central government included the state of Bihar, ruled by Janata Dal (United) — an ally of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The BJP and its allies’ control 16 states, while 13 are held by different opposition parties. With