Left Menu
Development News Edition

JD(U) joins ten North-east parties in resounding opposition to Citizenship amendment bill

Devdiscourse News Desk | Guwahati | Updated: 29-01-2019 15:46 IST | Created: 29-01-2019 14:48 IST
JD(U) joins ten North-east parties in resounding opposition to Citizenship amendment bill
Image Credit: Flickr

Ten political parties of the northeastern region, including BJP allies and the JD(U), on Tuesday unanimously decided to oppose the citizenship amendment bill, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the political parties convened by Sangma and AGP President Atul Bora here.

"The meeting was a natural process, considering the opposition of the northeast states to the bill and it is not politically motivated," Sangma told reporters here. "Most political parties in the region were protesting against the bill in their own states and so we decided to come together and discuss measures to protect our people and the region," he added.

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who was also present at the meeting, said that a resolution was taken to unanimously oppose the bill which was "dangerous and harmful for the people of the northeast." AGP President Atul Bora said that the meeting was "historic" as political parties have unanimously decided to oppose the bill and ensure that it is not passed in the Rajya Sabha.

The ten political partes who participated in the meeting were Mizo National Front (MNF), United Democratic Party (UDP), Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Naga Peoples' Front (NPF), National Peoples' Party (NPP), National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP), Peoples Democratic Front (PDF), Indigenous People Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Khnam. The JD(U) was represented at the meeting by its north east incharge, NSN Lotha.



Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...


Latest News

Egyptian rights group head hopes release will help other prisoners

The head of a leading Egyptian human rights group who was held for two weeks on terrorism charges said on Saturday he hoped that the campaign to secure his release would help others still jailed on similar allegations.Activists saw the dete...

If complainant is not satisfied with police probe, case will be solved by video meet at police headquarters: U'khand DGP

Police complaints in which the complainant is not satisfied with the investigation conducted by the district police will be solved via video conferencing at the state police headquarters, said Uttarakhand Director General of Police DGP Asho...

Dense fog in parts of UP, Fatehgarh coldest at 6.5 deg C

The weather remained dry in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with dense to very dense fog observed at isolated places over eastern parts of the state, the meteorological office said. It also said that moderate fog was observed at isolated places o...

Britain's MoD in talks to control steelmaker for nuclear submarines -Sky News

Britain is working on a plan to take control of one of Britains oldest steelmakers to secure the supply chain for the countrys nuclear submarine fleet, Sky News reported on Saturday. The Ministry of Defence MoD had enlisted Deloitte to advi...

Give Feedback