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Goa CM to meet Archbishop who sought scrapping of CAA

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Days after Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao, urged the Centre to revoke the "divisive and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said he would meet him in a couple of two days.

Asked if the meeting would be over the issue of the new citizenship law, Sawant said, "I am going to meet him, that's what it is."

The Archbishop recently urged the central government to "immediately and unconditionally" revoke the "divisive and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act and stop quashing the "right to dissent".

He also appealed to the government not to implement the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

However, BJP state general secretary and former Lok Sabha member Narendra Sawaikar on Monday called Ferrao's statement against the CAA as "divisive".

Sawaikar asked why the Archbishop was not objecting to Article 30 of the Constitution which gives minorities the right to establish educational institutions.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 13:32 IST