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The North-east India Unites for Justice and Peace, a voluntary organization has organized a massive protest in New Delhi on Sunday against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

The protest will be the first of its kind and the organization has vowed to make it a peaceful one.

The organization has called ‘all concerned citizens of the north-eastern region of the country to join the protest rally.

The protest rally will be organized at Jantar Mantar from 12 noon.

The north-eastern states were hit by massive bandh and widespread protests called by student bodies and other organizations demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which seeks to provide refuge to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

According to the Act, non-Muslim minorities, who fled religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and moved to the country before December 31, 2014, will be accorded Indian citizenship.

It, however, exempted tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram or Tripura, as included in the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution, and areas covered under The Inner Line Permit system, notified under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.

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