ANSAM too takes anti-CAB stand

Newmai News Network
SENAPATI, Feb 10 : The All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has warned of resorting “even to the extreme end” unless the Citizenship Amendment Bill is withdrawn by the Government and demanded immediate deportation of all the illegal immigrants from the North East.
The All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) also re-affirmed its stand to support North East Students Organisation (NESO) and Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) in opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
ANSAM said that in its “Presidential Council Meeting” on February 6 at Shelley Chara Memorial Hall, ANSAM Secretariat Complex ,reviewed the CAB-2016 in a threadbare manner alongside other prevailing issues and unanimously reaffirmed to back the stand of NESO and NSF in opposing and fighting for the withdrawal of the infamous Bill. “This controversial Bill is a dangerous piece of anti-indigenous and anti-minority legislation,” it said. The Naga student body “unequivocally” urged the Government of India for immediate withdrawal of the said Bill.
The ANSAM termed the Bill as a politically motivated conception to sponsor ethnic cleansing of the North East by facilitating humanitarian invasion of illegal immigrants.The Naga student body said that the Bill will open up another flood-gate to influx of illegal migration from the neighbouring countries and consequently, the “Bill is a threat to the cultural and linguistic identity of the indigenous peoples of the Northeast.
Slamming the Bill as a conspiracy against the North East, ANSAM said that the Bill will render the North East indigenous communities minorities in their “own homeland”. According to the ANSAM, the Bill “attempts” to legalize illegal immigration based on religion and the whole burden of the Bill once passed would squarely fall on the North East alone. The ANSAM reiterated that North East is not a dumping ground of illegal immigrants.
The ANSAM expressed regret that “rather than addressing the already explosive situation in the North East caused by the illegal immigrants, the Union of India is attempting to promote illegal immigration”.

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