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Thousands protest against CAB in Aizawl

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AIZAWL, Jan 23 - Thousands of people, including students, took to the streets in Mizoram to participate in an anti-CAB rally organised by Mizo Zirlai Pawl, State�s apex students� body.

The rally was supported by Young Mizo Association, the most influential civil society in the State, and political parties.

The protesters shouted slogans and held placards against the Narendra Modi Government for passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Lok Sabha.

Addressing the rally, MZP president L Ramdinliana Renthlei said CAB 2016 poses serious threat to the Mizos as it will allow foreigners from Bangladesh sheltering in the State, who are already a big problem, to easily become citizens of India. �It is a threat not only for Mizoram but for the entire Northeastern States. If the Bill is enacted, it would lead to total alienation of the North East from the rest of India,� he warned.

Under the aegis of North East Students� Organisation (NESO), MZP had organised total shutdown on January 8 and a �black day� a few days later against CAB.

Meanwhile, several civil societies in Mizoram have called for boycott of Republic Day on Saturday to show their protest against CAB.

At the end of the rally, the protesters burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The rally also passed a four-point resolution against CAB saying Mizos shall fight to the end to safeguard Mizoram against foreigners and urged the Parliament not to pass the CAB as it is a threat to the people of NE.

If the CAB is enacted, it would mean that India choses foreigners over the people of NE, the resolution further said and warned that if India refuses to listen to the voices of Mizos, the Mizos will not sit idly.

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Thousands protest against CAB in Aizawl

AIZAWL, Jan 23 - Thousands of people, including students, took to the streets in Mizoram to participate in an anti-CAB rally organised by Mizo Zirlai Pawl, State�s apex students� body.

The rally was supported by Young Mizo Association, the most influential civil society in the State, and political parties.

The protesters shouted slogans and held placards against the Narendra Modi Government for passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Lok Sabha.

Addressing the rally, MZP president L Ramdinliana Renthlei said CAB 2016 poses serious threat to the Mizos as it will allow foreigners from Bangladesh sheltering in the State, who are already a big problem, to easily become citizens of India. �It is a threat not only for Mizoram but for the entire Northeastern States. If the Bill is enacted, it would lead to total alienation of the North East from the rest of India,� he warned.

Under the aegis of North East Students� Organisation (NESO), MZP had organised total shutdown on January 8 and a �black day� a few days later against CAB.

Meanwhile, several civil societies in Mizoram have called for boycott of Republic Day on Saturday to show their protest against CAB.

At the end of the rally, the protesters burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The rally also passed a four-point resolution against CAB saying Mizos shall fight to the end to safeguard Mizoram against foreigners and urged the Parliament not to pass the CAB as it is a threat to the people of NE.

If the CAB is enacted, it would mean that India choses foreigners over the people of NE, the resolution further said and warned that if India refuses to listen to the voices of Mizos, the Mizos will not sit idly.

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