Will oppose any attempt to implement CAB in NE: NCST

SHILLONG, MAY 15 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 5/15/2019 11:28:06 AM IST

The chairman of the National Commission for Schedule Tribe (NCST), Nand Kumar stated that they are against any kind of legislation which will pave way for outsiders to acquire citizenship and resides in North Eastern region.

Kumar made this reply while reacting to a question on the move by the BJP government to implement the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

“NE region belongs to the tribal population. Therefore, the commission will vehemently oppose any attempt by the Centre to bring any legislation which will be a threat to the tribal population of the Northeast,” he said while speaking to reporters after meeting chief minister Conrad K Sangma here Wednesday.


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