CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) – The Cambridge City Council has adopted a resolution urging India to repeal its Citizenship Amendment Act and halt a planned national citizenship registry, both of which have prompted massive international backlash and allegations of anti-Muslim bias.
Cambridge is the second U.S. city to adopt such a measure. On Feb. 3, the Seattle City Council approved a similar resolution condemning the CAA and opposing the National Registry of Citizens.
Adopted unanimously on Monday (Feb. 10), the resolution was co-sponsored by Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, a Pakistani immigrant who last month was elected as the first Muslim mayor in Massachusetts, along with councilors Patricia Nolan, Quinton Zondervan and Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler.
The resolution called on the Parliament of India to uphold its constitution by