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Anti-CAA stir on in Aizawl

By Correspondent

AIZAWL, Dec 16 - The protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, continued in the Mizoram capital on Monday, as hundreds of people, including singers, held a peaceful demonstration in front of Vanapa Hall in the heart of the city.

The protest was organised by a group, known by the hashtag #zoramrevolutionmovement. However, the organisers have remained incognito.

�I have no idea who organised this protest. I got a poster on WhatsApp that an anti-CAB protest was being organised today. I am joining it because I am against CAB,� said a college student who did not want to be named.

Asked about Mizoram being exempted from the CAA, the reason why the state�s lone Lok Sabha MP C Lalrosanga voted for the Bill, the college student said, �The Inner Line Permit regime will not save us in the long run against the CAA. As our neighbouring states are not exempted, migrants can easily slip into Mizoram after obtaining citizenship from other states.�

Lalrosanga�s party Mizo National Front is a constituent of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance and supports NDA in the Parliament.

Newmai News adds: Mizoram Chief Minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Monday said his party had instructed Lok Sabha member C Lalrosanga to vote in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by Parliament last week.

Zoramthanga�s clarification has come at a time when youth groups are protesting against the amended law and people are not happy with the ruling MNF and Lalrosanga for voting in favour of the Bill.

Addressing a meeting at the party office here, Zoramthanga said all political parties, civil society groups and churches vociferously opposed the CAB before it became an Act, and demanded that Mizoram be exempted from the purview of the Bill.

�We suggested to our MP to vote in favour of the Bill as the Centre has fulfilled our demands to exempt Mizoram from the ambit of the Bill,� Zoramthanga said.

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Anti-CAA stir on in Aizawl

AIZAWL, Dec 16 - The protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, continued in the Mizoram capital on Monday, as hundreds of people, including singers, held a peaceful demonstration in front of Vanapa Hall in the heart of the city.

The protest was organised by a group, known by the hashtag #zoramrevolutionmovement. However, the organisers have remained incognito.

�I have no idea who organised this protest. I got a poster on WhatsApp that an anti-CAB protest was being organised today. I am joining it because I am against CAB,� said a college student who did not want to be named.

Asked about Mizoram being exempted from the CAA, the reason why the state�s lone Lok Sabha MP C Lalrosanga voted for the Bill, the college student said, �The Inner Line Permit regime will not save us in the long run against the CAA. As our neighbouring states are not exempted, migrants can easily slip into Mizoram after obtaining citizenship from other states.�

Lalrosanga�s party Mizo National Front is a constituent of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance and supports NDA in the Parliament.

Newmai News adds: Mizoram Chief Minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Monday said his party had instructed Lok Sabha member C Lalrosanga to vote in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by Parliament last week.

Zoramthanga�s clarification has come at a time when youth groups are protesting against the amended law and people are not happy with the ruling MNF and Lalrosanga for voting in favour of the Bill.

Addressing a meeting at the party office here, Zoramthanga said all political parties, civil society groups and churches vociferously opposed the CAB before it became an Act, and demanded that Mizoram be exempted from the purview of the Bill.

�We suggested to our MP to vote in favour of the Bill as the Centre has fulfilled our demands to exempt Mizoram from the ambit of the Bill,� Zoramthanga said.