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No one will come, asking for your grandfather's certificate, says CM, reiterates Civil Rights Bill won't be implemented in Kerala

THRISSUR: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has reiterated his stand that Civil Rights Bill will not be implemented in Kerala. "In Kerala, there is no question of checking whether people's parents or grandparents are from Afghanistan, Pakistan or Bangladesh," he said after inaugurating Kerala Journalists' Union's State Conference on Saturday.

"What I have to say is if anyone here is asked to submit the certificate to prove that their parents lived here only, it will not be applicable to Kerala. Anybody should not think that Civil Rights Bill would be implemented in Kerala. The overconfidence that anything can be done in the name of law is not right.

What our constitution guarantees is secularism. India is a secular country. Now what the Centre has said is to examine people on the basis of religion. This is dangerous.," said the CPM chief minister, making a blanket criticism against the Union government's historic Civil Rights Bill.

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