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Barak Valley group hails Citizenship Bill

From a Correspondent
New Delhi, June 29: Hailing the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, a citizens’ group of Barak Valley on Friday appealed to the Centre to pass the Bill by the Parliament at the earliest.

“We support the Bill. This Bill doesn’t talk only about Bengali Hindus, it talks about people from other religions as well,” said Sushangshu Sekhar Bhattcharya at a press conference in New Delhi.

A 30-member delegation of the group from Barak Valley met BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, Union Minister VK Singh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and senior leader Subramanyam Swamy during their stay in New Delhi during the last few days.

“We have submitted our memorandum supporting the Bill. We have appealed to the Central leaders to take steps to pass the Bill at the earliest,” said Vivek Poddar, another member of the group.
They also met the National Human Rights Commission representative in New Delhi regarding human rights violation in detention camps.