Kochi: The Kerala high court on January 21 stayed the Kasaragod district panchayat's decision to introduce a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The panchayat decided to pass the resolution on January 23. It is also reported that the court had stayed the panchayat's move for three weeks.

The court has also decided to issue a notice to the district panchayat and government over the matter.

It is BJP Kasaragod district president Advocate K Sreekanth, who approached the high court challenging the move of the district panchayat. In his petition, he pointed out that it is not the responsibility of the district panchayat to pass a resolution against the law passed by Parliament and said that it was illegal to oppose the amendment.

"In several panchayats and municipalities, LDF and UDF have started to pass a resolution against CAA. It is purely illegal. So, being a member of Kasaragod district panchayat, I had received a notice from the district panchayat related to an agenda of passing a resolution against CAA. So, I questioned it in the high court and the court granted a stay," Sreekanth told media.

"My grievance in the writ petition is that the move to pass resolution is against law and it is totally illegal. District panchayat has no jurisdiction to discuss the matter since the CAA was passed by Parliament. This is a very big blow to the UDF and LDF who play politics with such issues,” he said.