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The Central Executive Council (CEC) meet of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) will be held in Shillong to discuss the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019 on Monday.

Union home minister Amit Shah is all set to table the bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid strong protests across the Northeast.

The bill will be taken up for discussion and passage, according to the Lok Sabha list of business.

The CEC meeting will be held at the KSU office in Jaïaw at 1 pm.

Also read: Meghalaya: KSU opposes CAB, submits memorandum to Amit Shah

It will also discuss about the general executive council of the union.

Meanwhile, the Hynñiewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has demanded resignation of Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy for his comments on the CAB.

Also read: Meghalaya: HYC seeks Governor Roy’s resignation

“The governor as per the Constitution acts under the advice of the Council of Ministers. The Meghalaya government opposes the CAB, so how can he take an opposite view to that of the state government,” said HYC president, Robertjune Kharjahrin.

Also read: Amit Shah to introduce CAB in Lok Sabha on Monday

“He no longer has the moral and legal right to continue as the governor of the state,” Kharjahrin added.

Kharjahrin said the indigenous people of Meghalaya oppose the CAB but the governor sided with illegal immigrants of Pakistan, Afganistan and Bangladeshi by supporting the CAB.

“So what right does he have to remain as the governor. If he wants to give his personal opinion, nobody can stop him, but let him resign first as governor, and then give his personal opinion whatever he likes,” the HYC leader said.

According to a news agency, the Meghalaya governor termed the CAB as a “step in the right direction”.


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