Jaipur, Jan. 26 -- Rajasthan became the third state on Saturday -- after Left-ruled Kerala on December 31, 2019 and Congress-ruled Punjab on January 17 -- to pass a resolution calling for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to be scrapped, indicating further intensification in the battle between Opposition parties and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the controversial law.

Tabling the resolution in the assembly, Rajasthan's parliamentary affairs minister Shanti Dhariwal called CAA an "attack on the secular framework" of India and described the criteria given for the eligibility for citizenship as "tough". "In many remote places, it is difficult for people to get documents. How will nomadic communities do so?" he asked.

He also contended ...