Congress plea to rise together against citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 9, 2019: Congress Working Committee member of All India Congress Committee, former president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee and former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam has appealed all to together rise up and strongly prevent the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 from becoming a law.

He said the citizenship amendment bill is a draconian bill and it is unfortunate that the BJP led government is trying to pass the bill. The government is ignorant of the consequence before the bill becomes a law. “Then what will happen to the nation if the law is effected?” he asked.

He said, “Law cannot be formed base on religion. The bill is unconstitutional.”

We have appraised the Home ministry and the President against the bill since it was introduced. This issue is not merely a regional issue, it is an international issue, he added.

If the bill is passed the Hindus in the neighbouring countries will be driven out towards India. This will result to driving out of Muslims from the country. The consequence will be disastrous, said the Congress leader.

What is important at present is the question “if the state government is ready to save the state”. When the identity of the people is submerged it will be loss for the state. The time has come for us to stand united breaking across the lines of party, he said.

The Manipur government should oppose the bill. Once it has become a law the Manipur People’s Protection Bill 2018 will be neutralised, he added.

Members of Manipur PCC took out a rally at BT road in protest against the passing of the bill in Lok Sabha

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