Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Politics and Nation

11,614.50-47.35
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

BJP making mockery of NRC: Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Chief ministers of three NE states – Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland – have voiced their concerns towards the Bill, but Assam chief minister remained silent.

, ET Bureau|
Sep 18, 2019, 08.55 AM IST
0Comments
ANI
15
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi
GUWAHATI: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that the BJP-led government is making a mockery of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by bringing back the Citizenship Amendment bill.

Gogoi said there’s lot of uncertainty surrounding the continuation of Article 371 which gives special provision to the North-East, especially after the way the central government has abrogated Article 370 in J&K.

The Citizenship Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan and entered India before December 31, 2014.

Chief ministers of three NE states – Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland – have voiced their concerns towards the Bill, but Assam chief minister remained silent.

Shah, however, assured that Article 371 will not be affected by the Citizenship Amendment Bill. “When we will bring the bill, the laws which protect tribal laws and cultural identity won’t be affected. There will be no change --that is your right,” said Shah.

Also Read

Assam launches friends of distress force

In 15 year rule of Congress in Assam highest number of minority people died: Assam finance minister

Assam government launches rehabilitation scheme for former militants

Assam wants reopening of old railway links with Bangladesh

Key decisions of Assam Industrial and Investment Policy of Assam, 2019

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service