9th Dec 2019 11:12:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Hundreds of people holding placards and banners today took to the streets in capital to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill-2019.
The protest was organized by the United Arunachal Indigenous People’s Forum (UAIPF) and All Arunachal Students’ Union Bengaluru under the banner of Northeast Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) which started from the Tennis Court and culminated at the Raj Bhawan. 
Speaking to reporters, President UAIPF Laffe Paffa said, “we are holding the protest rally under the banner NEFIP and similar protests have been organized in all Northeastern states to express our anguish over CAB that has been introduced today in Lok Sabha.” Despite strong resentment against the bill all across the Northeast, we don’t understand why central government is so adamant to introduce it, asserted President UAIPF.  “We will not stop here and continue our protests against CAB,” he added, also alleging that MP West Kiren Rijiju, MP East Tapir Gao and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have been mute spectators over the issue. “CAB will completely change the demography of the state and even the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873 and Chin Hills Regulation 1896 will not be able to protect the indigenous people and their land from outsiders once it is passed,” claimed  Paffa demanding its complete revocation.
When asked about the support to the proposed bandh called by NESO and AAPSU on Tuesday, he stated that all people should come forward to join the movement and support the bandh for the sake of saving their indigenous rights.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
Phone: 0360-2212313

<< Back to News List