Students’ orgs unanimously oppose CAB introduction

ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Students’ organizations of the state on Wednesday unanimously and vehemently opposed the Citizenship (Amendment)Bill (CAB) in a single voice.
In continuation of the consultative meetings on CAB, Home Minister Bamang Felix, who is also chairman of the consultative committee, held the fourth meeting on the issue with representatives of around 20 students’ organizations at the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre and sought their suggestions, views and opinions on the issue.
During the course of the meeting, representatives of students’ bodies offered their views and submitted representations to the chairman. The students’ organizations also said that they will continue to fight against the controversial bill.
Addressing the students’ organizations, the Home minister clarified that “the CAB is a bill initiated and planned by the Union government and the state government of Arunachal Pradesh has no hand in it.”
Felix assured the students’ community that the state government would recommend their collective views to the central government for consideration of interests of the stakeholders of the state, “if the Centre really enforces implementation of the CAB in the state.”
The minister further said that the state government would always look forward and work for the best interests of the people of the state.
He advised and appealed to the educated student leaders to highlight and enlighten the uneducated and illiterate people of the state “in directions and perspectives” and asked them to know the detailed provisions of the CAB thoroughly.
The meeting was attended by All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, and district students’ organisations from Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, Longding, Namsai, West Kameng, several community-based student organisations and the North East Students’ Organisation. (With DIPR inputs)