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Former Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla (File image)

Congress president and former Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday said that the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is harmful for Mizoram as it would have severe impact on the religion and traditions of the indigenous people.

Lal Thanhawla said the CAA is more dangerous than Biblical beast’s number (666) as it concern not only with politics but also religion.

He said this while addressing a function in Aizawl after inaugurating Congress bhavan.

“Though the new citizenship law exempts Inner Line Permit areas and scheduled areas of the Northeast including Mizoram, the BJP led NDA government can lift the ILP regime any time,” he alleged.

He further alleged that the Centre’s move on the Jammu and Kashmir, dividing the state into two union territories clearly indicated that the BJP government can revoke the ILP any time if it wishes.

The Congress leader also alleged that the BJP government is also trying to introduce uniform civil code in the country.

“All these citizenship amendment act and uniform civil code are nothing but the BJP’s agenda to establish a Hindu Rashtra in the country,” he said.

The leader also urged the people of Mizoram to seek divine intervention so that the citizenship act is scrapped and uniform civil code is not introduced.

Mizoram’s lone Rajya Sabha member Ronald Sapa Tlau of the opposition Congress also blamed the new law.

He said that ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) is in complete dismay as it has to satisfy the people in Mizoram in one hand and the BJP at the Centre on the other.

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