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DIMAPUR, JANAURY 12 (MExN): NPF president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu has termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on January 9 as a nude exposure of the brute force applied by the NDA government at the Centre showing total disregard to the sentiments of the people of the country, particularly the people of the North East.
A press statement issued by the NPF president said the NPF have been against the Bill from the very beginning and will never agree to act which opens the gate of population politics to suppress the rights of living in our own land.
It also informed that Nagaland MP of Rajya Sabha is a member of the NPF and will go against the Bill, however insignificant a single vote among many.
It vowed that come what may, the NPF will take a stand against the Bill to defend the rights of our people. The NPF president said the controversial Bill is not only threatening our future but a move to wipe out the indigenous people of the whole North East, which is a challenge too costly to explain at the moment.
The NPF president also said “it sounds good when the Nagaland Cabinet resolved to request the Centre to review and re-examine the Bill in spite of the fact that their Chief Minister had already declared not to oppose the Citizenship Bill on National screen” while adding “It may be a logic too simple for the people to understand.”