Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Notably, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has time and again attacked the Centre over the legislation. Also Read - Rajasthan: ‘Can’t Withdraw Lockdown Immediately, to be Done in Phased Manner,’ Says Gehlot

Earlier in January, the Kerala government knocked the doors of the Supreme Court against the contentious CAA, thus becoming the first state government to do so. In its petition, the government had called the CAA ‘completely unconstitutional.’ Also Read - Rajasthan: Woman in Labour Refused Admission in Govt Hospital, Baby Dies

The CAA proposes to grant Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim religious minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who fled their respective native countries to escape religious persecution there and came to India before December 31, 2014. However, it is the provision to exclude Muslims from the list of religious minorities that has sparked protests across the country. Also Read - Maharashtra Police Nabs 2 Container Trucks Carrying 300 Migrant Workers Back Home