FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Silchar, Oct 22: Members of Hindu Legal Cell have voiced their contentment towards the Government’s decision to provide citizenship to persons or victims who have come from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to religious persecution. Hindu Legal Cell is of the opinion that dirty politics should not be encouraged in such sensitive issues; it is after all a matter of life and death for those victims. Ranju Deb, president, Hindu Legal Cell, Cachar District Committee, has asked for amendment in the 6(A) of the Citizenship Act, 1955. This Section does not apply to the shelter less and helpless minorities. More problems will be faced by the minorities if this is not agreed to. On September 20, 2016, Cell’s State Committee sent a fax requesting for the amendment after being asked by the Parliament’s Select Committee to put forth their opinion on the Bill. Members of the Cell, Dharmanda Deb along with Mriganka Bhattacharjee and Dilip Kumar Das went to Delhi for meeting with the Select Committee. The members of the Cell are also of the opinion that those who are opposing the Citizenship Bill in Assam are just playing dirty politics. Various leaders of political parties and organizations want to paint it with commul colour and foster aggressive feelings. Hindu Legal Cell has expressed their gratitude towards Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul for helping them in meeting with the Select Committee at New Delhi. They said that humanity comes first and providing shelter and security to homeless and landless people is next to Godliness.