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Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Northeast Today

Anti-CAA protest on Shah’s visit to Arunachal

Anti-CAA protest on Shah’s visit to Arunachal
February 21
15:08 2020

NET Web Desk

As the Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits Arunachal Pradesh to celebrate the 34th Statehood Day, students and organizations staged Anti-CAA protests on Thursday in Itanagar.

As per reports the protest was led by the students of Rajiv Gandhi University against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) at Mithun Gate, near Indira Gandhi Park where the Statehood Day was held.

“Many students and locals nevertheless gathered to voice their anger at the egocentric decision of implementing the CAA and violent crackdowns on anti-CAA protesters across universities,” says Kumar Rai, general secretary of the Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union, as quoted by The Hindu.

The CAA was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019, amending the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian Citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian religious minorities who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The northeastern region which has been the centre of influx of illegal immigrants feared that the indigenity of the region would be at stake if the Act is implemented in this part of the country.

The protest against the CAA continues in various parts of the country including the Northeast.

As per local reports, the protesters shouted slogans and displayed placards which read, “Amit Shah Go Back”, “No Need CAA”, “Mota Bhai, Go Back”, and “Respect Preamble”.

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