SHILLONG: The North East Forum of Indigenous People’s (NEFIP) on Thursday staged protests in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur to oppose the intension of the Central Government to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the upcoming Winter session of Parliament.
In this connection, the conglomeration of NGOs in Meghalaya under the banner of CoMSO, which is also part of NEFIP, staged a sit-in demonstration at the Additional Secretariat parking lot on Thursday to oppose the CAB.
The leaders of CoMSO informed that a memorandum will be submitted to Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma in this regard and other leaders will also submit memorandum to other Chief Ministers of the Northeast.
Soaking to reporters, NEFIP general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin said that this is only the beginning of their agitation and if the Central Government does not do away with the CAB, then more such agitation and protest will be forthcoming in the Northeast and in Meghalaya. He said that if the minority community in Pakistan and Bangladesh are facing problems and discrimination, the government of India should place a complaint at the United Nations.
He further said that if the CAB is implemented in Meghalaya it will cause plenty of inconvenience for the people of the State.