Imphal, Jan 18,
Speaking in a one day public discourse on Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 at Manipur University organised by Manipur University teachers’ Association (MUTA) Prof MC Arun said the contentious citizenship Amendment bill 2016 violate the basic structure of the Indian constitution.
The public discourse was attended by various academicians and leaders of organisations and activist. Around 15 speakers talked on the issue and make their arguments. All the speakers condemned the controversial bill and appeal to withdraw it.
Prof MC Arun said that the motive behind the CAB is very questionable. It implies a big threat to minority while making one Hindustan. He said that there is a big demographic threat occurring in the North East region. The pressure of demographic threat can’t be overcome and shielded by the protection given under schedule list, he added.
He said that the usual pattern of the agitation going on in the state can’t fight with the gigantic policy of India. And he added that strong argument should be initiated at the national level.
Retired professor Ksh. Bimola said that the contentious bill is very helpful in some ways. She said that the bill let the people of the North East unite even more while condemning against the bill. She also added that if there is a conflict between the National Interest and State Interest the former will surely overcome the latter in the centralised federation structure of the nation, so the whole North East should unite to fight against it regardless of their political parties and favours.
As a speaker in the discourse President of AMMUCOC SM Jalal said the motive behind the CAB 2016 is to make India a Hindu Rashtra and also to hindunised the minority people of the North East. The contentious bill is not people oriented, he added.
He further said that the bill will surely impact the whole masses of the state and the North east even if ST bill is passed in the state. He assures that a cooperated and a collective movement is needed until the contentious bill is withdrawn or removed. Unorganised movement will be in vain to fulfil the objective and the centre has already started to disrupt the people’s movement, he added.
The public discourse organised by MUTA resolve that they condemned the contentious CAB 2016, to be united for the identity of the North East not only for the CAB, to attain a special political autonomy to be moved by the politician, another public meeting to be held regarding the bill and to let known the stand of the government and called an assembly session at the earliest.