Guwahati: The Tripura state Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM committee has announced that it will stage a stir on Monday against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Commenting on the Citizenship bill, State Secretary of CPM Goutam Das said that the Centre's attempt to implement Citizenship bill is a part of their communal politics and it has hurt the sentiments of the indigenous people of the entire northeastern region. He said that BJP is trying to create unrest in the region to achieve its narrow political interest.
He further added that on one hand, the illegal migrants are being identified in the NRC exercise and on the other hand, the government is trying to grant citizenship to a religious group in the name of citizenship bill.
The CPM demanded to withdraw the bill immediately and said that in connection to it they will stage stir on Monday in the state.
The entire northeast is burning opposing the controversial bill and said that the proposed bill is against the constitutional premise of non-discrimination on basis of religion.
The party has called the protests against the amendment bill by party units across the country.
The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 ON January 8 which proposes that the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who are persecuted on account of their religion will be eligible for citizenship residing in the country for six years instead of 11 years.
Earlier, a massive protest rally was organized at Khumulwng, the headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous Territorial Council against the citizenship bill.
The state has undergone massive protests since the day the bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8 and the Regional tribal political parties in the state have united across party line under the leadership of the Royal scion and working President of Congress in Tripura Pradyot Manikya Debburman on Wednesday to protest against the bill. The BJP led government in Tripura is facing massive protest against the said bill and Tripura United Indigenous People's Council (TUIPC), a joint body of 48 returnee insurgent organizations have also joined the protest.
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