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Reconsider Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Nabam Tuki to PM Modi

Nabam Tuki
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Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision by his government on the ‘controversial’ Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, for the greater interest of the indigenous people of the country, especially North East.

In a letter to Modi on Monday, Tuki said, “The passing of the Bill in the Lok Sabha and the developments relating to it in the North Eastern States are a matter of serious concern.”

“The hurry in which the Bill is passed in the Lok Sabha in the wake of the ensuing Parliament elections neglecting the rights, privileges and sentiments of the indigenous people of North East is something which was avoidable at this time,” the Congress MLA said.

“The Union government would have been more sensitive to the people of North East due to their separate origin, identity, nature, culture and demography,” Tuki pointed out in the letter, a copy of which is made available to the media.

Tuki added that Arunachal has already faced the unfortunate issue of settlement of Chakma-Hajong refugees in the State which has created large scale dissatisfaction and cultural problems in the State.

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