AIZAWL, March 20 - Mizoram Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution expressing opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), and urging the Government of India not to re-introduce the Bill in future.
Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana, who moved the resolution said the CAB is strongly opposed by the people of Mizoram, all political parties in the State, civil societies and the churches. He also said that the CAB, which was passed by Lok Sabha on January 8 and lapsed in Rajya Sabha was an attempt to make illegal migrants eligible to be given Indian citizenship on the basis of religion. The Bill could have been enacted had not the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die without tabling it�, he added.
�Although the Mizoram Assembly had adopted a resolution opposing the CAB in June last year, it is pertinent that the present Assembly also adopts the same resolution as the BJP is firm on re-introducing the Bill, if voted to power in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls�, said Lalchamliana. The State Home Minister also said that the Bill is against the principle of secularism, and if enacted, would be harmful for a State like Mizoram.