CAB: Thank you state members, says NEFIP
Dimapur, Oct. 5 (EMN): The North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) has expressed its sincere appreciation to the state members for successfully launching its movement against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in their respective states, sending a clear message to the Central leadership and projecting the ground scenario of the state to their respective Governments of the day in a befitting manner.
This was stated in NEFIP’s press communiqué made available to the media on Saturday. The forum and the Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) organised a rally in Kohima on Thursday to protest against the proposed CAB.
“The NEFIP also appreciate the sincere participation of the CSOs, print and media fraternity, different walks of life and general public for their voluntary participation in the region’s movement against the Monster Bill that threatens the demography of the entire region with force assimilation to destroy our rich culture, custom, lifestyle and our very existence,” read the statement.
The forum also said that it “fully endorse the initiative by Mizo Students’ Union to protest and submit a memorandum to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his visit to Mizoram on October 5 and appreciate the volunteers of MSU for its prowess to oppose CAB tactfully.”
“The notorious hidden agenda of the bill exposed the design that will polarise the people on religious group and to annihilate religious minority groups is in total contravention to the basic secular principles of the Constitution of India and the fundamental rights of the citizens curtailing freedom of religion and practices is visibly evil and must be rejected at all cause,” added the statement.
The NEFIP went on to say that it believes “the great and magnificent India will restrain from this cultural, religion and economic invasion on the minority groups and rise on the occasion to defend the slogan ‘One for All and All for One’.”