Nothing to worry about Citizenship Bill: Kamakhya Prasad Tasa


New Delhi, January 12: BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa on Saturday stated that there is nothing to worry about the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

“The Assam government will never take any action which might go against the indigenous people,” said Tasa here.

The Citizenship Bill was passed at the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill was stalled in the Rajya Sabha following strong opposition from the Congress along with other parties.

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“For the protection of the indigenous people, the Ministry of Home Affairs has set up a high-level committee to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985,” he added.

The Citizenship Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.

Statewide protests are going on opposing the Bill.