Imphal, Jan 7,
Youth’s Action Committee for Protections of Indigenous Peoples (YACPIP) expressed shocked to the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered on January 4 , here in Imphal at which he stated that the government will move ahead with the Amendment of the Citizenship Bill 2016 by passing in the parliament as mentioned during a poll rally in Assam’s Silchar on his campaign for 2019 general election beside many protest have been carried out by various CSOs, NGOs, students’ unions etc across the North East Region against the CAB, 2016.
YACPIP, expressed concern over the serious threats imposed upon the indigenous people of North East by the Prime Minster of India who never have the ground experience and stationed in New Delhi.
“We strongly opposed steps for the amendment of the citizenship bill 2016 which is set to be passed in the parliament. This bill will not be benefiting to any of the indigenous people of The North East rather it will severely affect to the cultural, social, linguistics, identity, demography of the North East People”, a statement of the Committee said.
It further question on why these huge number of population is not absorb in the main land India?
“If Mr. PM believed on Ma Bharat than why only to indigenous people land and why to North east region? If this is all about concerning the humanity then why the Govt of India refused to absorb Muslim Rohingya who were made stateless by the Myanmar Army which is against the International Law”, the statement added.
The committee appealed the Government of India to withdraw its stand to pass the Amendment Citizenship Bill 2016 before the people of North East took an alternative step for restoring the Pre-Merger Status.
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