Assam North East States States

Citizenship Bill faces stiff opposition in Northeast

GUWAHATI/SHILLONG: May 11, 2018: The Modi government’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 — proposing citizenship to religious minorities fleeing Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan because of persecution — has run into opposition in the Northeast. While Assam’s BJP government wants a Joint Parliamentary Committee currently touring the region to hold public hearings to defer submission of its […]