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    CAA Stir: Zubeen Hails Conrad Sangma, Calls Assam Ministers ‘Coward’

    Meghalaya CM He said that most of the Northeaster States have been provided with measures for protection, however, the State of Assam is facing challenge under the CAA

    Singing sensation and Assam’s heartthrob, Zubeen Garg hailed Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma’s stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and came down heavily on the Assam Ministers.

    An anti-CAA supporter, Garg on January 12th, 2020 shared a video of Sangma speaking at the 15th Annual General Conference of the Council of Nokmas at Jengjal in West Garo Hills.

    “See how he speaks.i salute me.changma.bt our ministers r cowards. they can’t talk they r slaves of mr.mody.we have to break this (sic),” the Ya Ali fame singer captioned the video.

    Since day one, the singer has been vocal against the Citizenship Amendment Bill and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led governments at the Centre and State for the move.

    Garg has time and again “appealed” to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to “break his silence” and “stand with the people of the state” against the “anti-Assam citizenship act“.

    While addressing the Annual General Conference on January 11th, 2020, the Meghalaya Chief Minister reiterated that the non-schedule areas of the State be exempted from the purview of the CAA, while urging the Centre that measures and provision are taken to protect the indigenous people of the Northeast, including Assam. 

    “We are thankful that the Government of India has exempted States like Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh and to a large extent Meghalaya but we demand full exemption be accorded to Meghalaya, including measures taken for exemption of Assam as well,” the Chief Minister said at the 15th Annual General Conference of the Council of Nokmas at Jengjal in West Garo Hills on January 11th, 2020. 

    He said that most of the Northeaster States have been provided with measures for protection, however, the State of Assam is facing challenge under the CAA and Sangma demanded similar measures for protection and exemption. 

    Photo credit: conradksangma/ and /ZUBEENsOFFICIAL

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