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The Bill haunt the NE today, May haunt the BJP tomorrow

After silencing the dissent, now the Hindutva  regime is climbing another step to convert India into Hindu Land by making every effort to pass the CAB 2016. Even after knowing that it will give tremendous impact to NE particularly the state of Manipur , some people (government people) keep advocating the said Bill saying that a clause to exempt Manipur or NE or getting assent of the Manipur Peoples’ Bill will protect the state or NE… Yet the constitution says any citizen of India can visit , stay or contest election at any part of India . Schedule area for ST or ILPS like legislation does not forbid the citizen of India from visiting any part of the land. (the provision on ST about protection have no provision to stop the flow of any so call citizen of India which were granted at other states.
Regardless of this , the very concept of  Secularism has been violated , that means they have violated the constitution of India and those who violated the constitution are Anti-National. When Wangkhemcha can be jailed for speaking against the state , why those acting against the constitution of India are let free.
Leave aside the violation of the constitutional provision, let us think in other way the Modus operandi of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. All knows it is all about politics and vote bank. Once India is a Hindu country then the hidden agenda of the ruling government may be considered success but what if it fails. Everybody knows how the Rohinhyas are making all efforts to enter the country. Everyone Knows the economic conditions of many of the Muslims in Bangladesh and there have been many instances that these people have already tried whatever means they could to enter and settle in India, particularly in the North Eastern Region. For them a space to sit make their live more comfortable in these area of India.
If suppose a Muslim Illegal migrant convert him and his family to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis orChristians and entered the country with only proof of their religion and if suppose they are granted citizen of India after six year and after getting the citizenship of India,  if suppose ... THEY AGAIN RETURN TO THEIR SAME RELIGION ... ? Will they be still Indian or not. This is being questioned as there are no clauses that ban or prohibits conversion of religion by any citizen in the country. And many times the supporters of the Bill (Pro BJP) always said that India is a secular country and any person can chose any religion. This portion of logic seems to have been skipped or perhaps ignored by those who eagerly wanted to form the country a Hindu land.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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