ITANAGAR, Nov 18 - The Arunachal Pradesh government will hold the �final� consultative meeting on the issue of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) on November 20 with all the stakeholders before sending its recommendations to the Centre.
This decision was taken after the Consultative Committee on the CAB headed by Home Minister Bamang Felix submitted its report to the state government during a Cabinet meeting held on Monday. �The Cabinet had a threadbare discussion on the report,� said a press statement issued by the Cabinet Secretary.
The Consultative Committee held a series of consultations with stakeholders, including political parties and student organisations to elicit their opinions on CAB.
�Considering the sensitivity of the issue, it was decided to have a final discussion with all the stakeholders together and forward the recommendations arrived through such discussions to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India,� the statement said.
�The final consultative meeting with all the stakeholders under the chairmanship of Home Minister Felix will be held on November 20 at the Dorjee Khandu Auditorium of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly at 1000 hours,� it added.
Students hit Itanagar streets in protest against CAB: Meanwhile, the state�s apex student body, All Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union (AAPSU), under the banner of the North East Students� Organisation (NESO), organised a peaceful protest rally against the CAB in Itanagar on Monday.
The rally, taken out from the IG Park Tennis Court to Raj Bhavan, saw participation of several units of AAPSU from various districts and student activists from various institutions of higher learning including North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli. The AAPSU later submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister through the office of the Governor, vehemently opposing the Bill.