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Signature campaign soon for Citizenship Bill in Barak Valley

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SILCHAR, July 7 - In a fresh move towards extending solidarity towards the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill�2016, the North East Linguistic and Ethnic Coordination Committee (NELECC) will start a signature campaign shortly.

�This move is a part of the response of the people from Barak Valley towards the Bill to be sent to the Centre,� said Subrahngshu Shekhar Bhattacharjee, a frontline member of the committee.

Further, Bhattacharjee also informed that a request has been placed before the Government through the Cachar district administration to visit the detention camps and take stock of the condition of the inmates.

�Facilities regarding wages and well being of the detainees put into the detention camps are nowhere mentioned in the jail manual unlike the convicts serving their tenure owing to crimes committed by them. This raises serious concern on the humanitarian grounds and we have urged the district administration to allow us to visit the camp,� Bhattacharjee added.

It may be mentioned that a 20-member delegation of the committee met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi recently to express their support regarding implementation of the Bill.

On the other hand, Vivek Podder, another leading member of the committee informed that during their visit, the delegation also interacted and updated the National Human Rights Commission regarding issues in Assam.

�We briefed the Commission on the ground realities, following which they assured to send a team to take stock of the situation here,� Podder claimed.

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Signature campaign soon for Citizenship Bill in Barak Valley

SILCHAR, July 7 - In a fresh move towards extending solidarity towards the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill�2016, the North East Linguistic and Ethnic Coordination Committee (NELECC) will start a signature campaign shortly.

�This move is a part of the response of the people from Barak Valley towards the Bill to be sent to the Centre,� said Subrahngshu Shekhar Bhattacharjee, a frontline member of the committee.

Further, Bhattacharjee also informed that a request has been placed before the Government through the Cachar district administration to visit the detention camps and take stock of the condition of the inmates.

�Facilities regarding wages and well being of the detainees put into the detention camps are nowhere mentioned in the jail manual unlike the convicts serving their tenure owing to crimes committed by them. This raises serious concern on the humanitarian grounds and we have urged the district administration to allow us to visit the camp,� Bhattacharjee added.

It may be mentioned that a 20-member delegation of the committee met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi recently to express their support regarding implementation of the Bill.

On the other hand, Vivek Podder, another leading member of the committee informed that during their visit, the delegation also interacted and updated the National Human Rights Commission regarding issues in Assam.

�We briefed the Commission on the ground realities, following which they assured to send a team to take stock of the situation here,� Podder claimed.

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