The North East Indigenous People's Forum (NEIPF) – Meghalaya Chapter insisted that by continuing to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), the chief minister, Conrad K Sangma must stick to his guns.
“We will be officially submitting a memorandum to the Meghalaya Chief Minister urging him to continue to oppose the CAB,” NEIPF Meghalaya Chapter chairman, Wellbert Rani while talking to reporters after the meeting here on Monday.
He also said it looks like the chief minister of Meghalaya has softened his stance on the CAB after a meeting with Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.
“It looks like the Chief Minister is now convinced with the assurance of Union Home Minister to hold consultations on the CAB. He (Conrad) should realize that CAB is a threat to the indigenous community of the Northeastern region,” Rani, who is also president of the FKJGP, said.
Furthermore, he reiterated that they strongly oppose the “divide and rule” policy of the BJP led NDA Government at the Centre.
“We totally condemn the statement of Union Home Minister that they will consider to exempt the implementation of CAB in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Mizoram. This clearly reflects on the attempt of the Centre to divide the people of the region. If there is an exemption it should be applicable in the whole region,” NEIPF Meghalaya Chapter chairman said.
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