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San Francisco passes resolution opposing India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — In an unpublicized and surprising initiative, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, spurred on by progressive groups Equality Labs and the Alliance for Justice and Accountability, passed a resolution against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. San Francisco becomes the sixth city in the United States to pass such a resolution. We’ll break down why so many in the Bay Area’s vibrant Indian community were caught off guard.

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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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