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Members of MPC and PRISM opposing against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill during Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Mizoram on Saturday
Members of MPC and PRISM opposing against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill during Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Mizoram on Saturday|EastMojo image
MIZORAM

Mizoram: PRISM, MPC submit memo to Amit Shah over Citizenship Bill

In a small state like Mizoram, influx of other religions could bring irreparable demographic damages, the parties wrote to Union home minister during his visit

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai

Aizawl: Two political parties -- Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) and People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) -- submitted a memorandum to Union home minister Amit Shah during his visit to Mizoram on Saturday.

In the memorandum, they stated that Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) is unconstitutional and, if implemented, could give citizenship to illegal migrants. They requested the Union home minister that, if implemented, the Bill should not affect the Northeastern states.

Black flag hoisted at MPC office in Aizawl during Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Mizoram
Black flag hoisted at MPC office in Aizawl during Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Mizoram
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The memorandum also stated that in a small and sparsely populated state like Mizoram -- where even the basic needs of the people are not met -- the influx of Buddhist and Hindu minorities from the porous international borders could bring about security instability and irreparable demographic damages to the state.

They also highlighted that it is our right as the indigenous people, to protect the state of Mizoram and fight for the rights of future generations.

Placards showing opposition to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Placards showing opposition to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
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On the day of Shah’s visit to the state, many party members of MPC and PRISM staged a peaceful demonstration carrying banners and placards at various parts of Aizawl city. The two parties also put up black flags at their respective offices.