Bengaluru: The Kerala government, last month, headed by CM Pinarayi Vijayan, passed a resolution, beseeching the Narendra Modi-led government to revoke the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament. 

However, the resolution has no legal validity as it is ultra vires for state assemblies to decree on matters passed by the Centre. 

Now, close on the heels, the Kerala government has filed a suit on the same issue of CAA in the Supreme Court, making it the first state to do so. As of now, as many as 60 petitioners have already knocked on the doors of the top court. So was there any need for it by a state government? 

Moreover, Pinarayi Vijayan has also written to his counterparts, prevailing upon them to follow in his footsteps. 

Though the Kerala government has the rights  to approach the Supreme Court but not the right to pass any resolution, why does it go ahead with such endeavours? 

Well, the answer is very simple. It is to create a perception that the government stands with the minorities lock, stock and barrel. 

However, on the other end of the continuum, what the government wilfully ignores is that the persecuted minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will not be able to get citizenship with its bent of mind. 

That means the pains and privations of non-Muslims, especially those of Hindus who are subjected to extortion, their girls abducted, sexually assaulted and even converted, disenfranchised have no impact on the Kerala government. 

Such appeasement tactics by the Kerala CM only exposes his rank hate for persecuted minorities in the three countries and his inclination not to walk on the secular path paved by the Indian constitution.