APCC reiterates stand against CAB

ITANAGAR, Apr 10: Expressing vehement opposition to the citizenship amendment bill (CAB), the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has termed the bill “anti-national, anti-tribal and anti-Northeast.”
Reacting to the announcement of Union MoS for Home and the BJP’s Arunachal West parliamentary constituency candidate, Kiren Rijiju, that the BJP would reintroduce the CAB if it returns to power, APCC general secretary Chera Taya said its enactment and implementation would threaten the existence of the indigenous people of the NE region.
“The NE people would be uprooted from their own homes if the bill is enacted,” Taya stated in a release.
He said the region, particularly Arunachal Pradesh, has been facing the decades-old refugee problem and the CAB would make the refugees permanent residents, in violation of the constitutional protection granted to Arunachal under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.