Congress demands Arunachal Govt to adopt resolution against Citizenship Bill

Itanagar, January 12: The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh demanded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state to adopt a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy asked, “Why the BJP-led state government in Arunachal headed by Pema Khandu has remained a mute spectator?”

“The Bill was passed to appease voters on the basis of community and religion and to spread hatred, communalism and chaos across the country, particularly in the Northeast India,” added Sanjoy.

Massive protests have been reported in all the Northeastern states against the Bill which seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for citizenship.