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  • North East MP and MLAs Protest Outside Parliament against CAB,Tripura IPFT Protest on Dec 2

    Published on November 29, 2019

    By  Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : MLAs and MPs from the Northeast Indian states on Friday staged a protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at the Parliament grounds in New Delhi.The dharna, staged by the Assam Congress MPs, witnessed the participation of Northeast Congress and other opposition MPs,and others MLAs different part of North East Protest in front of the Parliament, against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Assam Congress leaders Ripun Bora, Abdul Khaleque, Pradyut Bordoloi, Shillong MP Vincent H Pala, were among the MPs who staged protests against the Bill today.

    The MPs should slogans against the and carried placards denouncing the Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to the persecuted immigrants from neighboring countries.It may be mentioned here that the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), a union of students’ bodies from all the eight northeastern states, has also launched massive protests across the region to protest against the contentious Citizenship Bill, which seeks to provide citizenship to persecuted minorities from neighboring countries. Delegates from the student body have also met regional as well as national leaders to seek their support to oppose the CAB. Meanwhile, it has been reported that many leaders from the Northeast — including Tripura royal scion Pradyot Manikya — are slated to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in the next two days. Meanwhile, A 460-member strong delegation from the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) is headed to national capital New Delhi to add to the ruckus over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.Sukla Charan Noatia, one of the youth leaders of the regional party which is part of a ruling alliance with the BJP, confirmed that the party will oppose the Bill at all costs. “The party’s stand is clear — we will oppose the Bill at all costs”, he said, adding that the delegation will reach New Delhi on November 30. Noatia further stated that the delegation from will stage a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, to mark their dissent. On the ruling BJP party’s stand on the issue, Noatia said, “We might be in alliance with them, but we are in staunch opposition to the Bill.”