Mumbai: In an unexpected twist to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) saga, a 1997 batch IPS officer Abdur Rehman quit from service on Wednesday as a mark of protest.
Rehman, in his resignation letter, criticised the bill stating it was in gross violation of Articles 14, 15 and 25 of Indian Constitution.
Rehman stated that the bill provides citizenship to immigrants of all communities except Muslims, which is against the ethos and the very spirit of Indian constitution, he remarked. Religion cannot be a basis of giving or depriving a person of citizenship, he stated in his resignation letter.
“This Bill is against the religious pluralism of India. I request all justice loving people to oppose the Bill in a democratic manner. It runs against the very basic feature of the Constitution," tweeted the IPS officer....