The village of Maharashtra is the first in India to pass a resolution against CAA, NRC

AURANGABAD: a small town on the outskirts of the city with a population of only 2,000 inhabitants, and not a single Muslim resident, has become the first town in the country to pass a resolution of non-cooperation with the implementation of the Law on Citizenship Amendment (CAA), the National Registry of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Registry (NPR).

The resolution was passed last week during the gram panchayat meeting on January 26 (Republic Day). The copy of the resolution was signed by sarpanch and deputy sarpanch and was sent to the district administration.

The majority of the residents of the town are medium and marginal farmers. Sarpanch Babasaheb Gorange (38) said that some residents not only had no land, but also had no documents. There are people who reside here for generations, but until today they don't have any documents or land to prove their existence, he told TOI.

When asked about the Muslim population in the town, Gorange said there was not a single Muslim person in the town and that the resolution had been passed mainly for humanitarian reasons.