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Nagaland bandh against Citizenship Bill on Feb 11

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DIMAPUR, Feb 8 - The Nagaland Gaon Burhas Federation (NGBF), supported by tribal hohos and civil society organisations, has called a 12-hour Nagaland bandh against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, on February 11.

The federation took the decision at a meeting with tribal hohos and civil society groups here on Thursday.

Extending its support, the Central Nagaland Students� Association today urged its units to enforce the bandh. Association president Himato Yeputho reiterated support to, and endorsement of the initiative taken by the NGBF to oppose the Citizenship Bill on the one hand and for early settlement of the Naga political issue on the other.The federation submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, through Governor PB Acharya, to withhold his assent if the Citizenship Bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha. It also submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appealing for early solution to the Naga political issue as promised by him.

The federation also resolved that all Naga people would observe a prayer day in all churches in the State on the twin issues on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Nagaland Peoples� Organisation (ENPO) has urged the Nagaland Government to convene a special Assembly session �before it is too late� to review and pass a resolution �as per the provision under Article 371(A) of the Indian Constitution�, opposing the controversial CAB.

The organisation, in a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind urged him to take into account the views of the people against the Bill. The six tribes under the ENPO resolved to totally oppose the Bill, the letter said.

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Nagaland bandh against Citizenship Bill on Feb 11

DIMAPUR, Feb 8 - The Nagaland Gaon Burhas Federation (NGBF), supported by tribal hohos and civil society organisations, has called a 12-hour Nagaland bandh against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, on February 11.

The federation took the decision at a meeting with tribal hohos and civil society groups here on Thursday.

Extending its support, the Central Nagaland Students� Association today urged its units to enforce the bandh. Association president Himato Yeputho reiterated support to, and endorsement of the initiative taken by the NGBF to oppose the Citizenship Bill on the one hand and for early settlement of the Naga political issue on the other.The federation submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, through Governor PB Acharya, to withhold his assent if the Citizenship Bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha. It also submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appealing for early solution to the Naga political issue as promised by him.

The federation also resolved that all Naga people would observe a prayer day in all churches in the State on the twin issues on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Nagaland Peoples� Organisation (ENPO) has urged the Nagaland Government to convene a special Assembly session �before it is too late� to review and pass a resolution �as per the provision under Article 371(A) of the Indian Constitution�, opposing the controversial CAB.

The organisation, in a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind urged him to take into account the views of the people against the Bill. The six tribes under the ENPO resolved to totally oppose the Bill, the letter said.