States Not Empowered To Block Citizenship Act, Say Government Sources | Read

PUBLISHED ON: December 13, 2019 | Duration: 2 min, 49 sec

  
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Individual state governments are not empowered to halt the implementation of a law that comes under the centre's mandate, sources in the Union Home Ministry claimed today, amid a rising chorus of opposition to the amended Citizenship Act. "States do not have the power to say 'no' to a central law enacted under the Union List of the Constitution's 7th Schedule," a top ministry official said, adding that the granting of citizenship is a central prerogative.
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