Winter session of Parliament

Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed hope for a productive winter session of Parliament and assured to have discussions on all issues, it seems that the opposition will not sit idle during this session. The opposition leaders have already raised their voice against the detention of leaders in Jammu & Kashmir, like Farooq Abdullah, and also vowed to take up the issues like the economic slowdown and unemployment.
In this winter session, the government will reportedly seek the approval of the parliament on two crucial ordinances to arrest the slowdown in the economy. While the economic slowdown and unemployment were the issues for the opposition parties, the people of the northeastern region are anxious over the government’s decision to bring in the citizenship amendment bill (CAB) again in the winter session. The people of this region, including Arunachal Pradesh, have already said no to the CAB as it is against the interests of the indigenous people of the region.
The apex students’ body of the region, the North East Students’ Organisation, said it will continue its protest against the ‘anti-indigenous CAB.’
The CAB seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of stay in the country, even if they do not possess proper documents. The central government had introduced the bill in its previous tenure as well, but could not push it through due to vehement protests by opposition parties.
The central government should not do anything which may go against the interests of the people of the northeastern region.