Cong demands Arunachal govt to adopt resolution against Bill
    Itanagar, Jan 11 (PTI) The Congress in Arunachal
Pradesh on Friday demanded that the BJP government in the
state adopt a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment)
Bill, as has been done by the Meghalaya government.
    The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government,
comprising the BJP, Friday passed a resolution to oppose the
Bill, as the saffron party leadership in the state asserted
that they were with the indigenous people on the controversial
    Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President
Takam Sanjoy asked, "Why the BJP led state government in
Arunachal headed by Pema Khandu has remained a mute
    The Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, seeks
to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who fled religious
persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and
entered India before December 31, 2014.
    "This Bill will make this tribal sate, protected by
Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, a dumping ground of
refugees and illegal migrants making the indigenous population
minority," Sanjoy said and urged Khandu to take a clear stand
on the Bill.
    He alleged that the Bill was brought in to appease
voters on the basis of community and religion, and described
it as unconstitutional.
    "The Bill was passed to appease voters on the basis of
community and religion and to spread hatred, communalism and
chaos across the country, particularly in the North East
India," Sanjoy told a press conference here.
    It is a move to negate the Assam Accord when the
process of finalization of the National Register of Citizens
(NRC) is on in Assam, Sanjoy said. PTI UPL