ITANAGAR, April 23 - Concerned over the repeated statements of the ruling BJP to bring back the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 (CAB), if the party is voted to power again, during the ongoing election campaign rallies, the Arunachal Civil Society (ACS), an NGO based here, today strongly condemned BJP chief Amit Shah�s remarks in this regard, terming them �unacceptable and against the sentiments of the North East people�.
Slamming Shah�s comments, the ACS alleged that the citizenship Bill which the BJP was desperately trying to bring in, justifying it as a weapon to weed out illegal migrants from Assam, would in turn result in flooding of illegal Bangladeshis.
It observed that the passage of the Bill would negatively affect not only the demography of the entire North East but also its people, their culture and identity.
Terming the BJP president�s statement as an �insult� to the sentiments of the people of the North Eastern States, the NGO asked all political parties, leaders, student unions and intellectuals to �stand united against such evil designs of the BJP party to destroy the whole North East�.
�The ACS has stood strongly against the CAB from the very beginning and will leave no stone unturned to make sure it does not get passed in the near future,� affirmed NGO chairman Patey Tayum.
Further clarifying that the ACS was not against any political party but the citizenship Bill, Tayum warned that any attempt to dilute the indigenous people would invite stiff resistance.
In its election manifesto, the BJP has said that the party will bring back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if it wins the polls.