Amit Shah

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Saturday told visiting Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the people of the state are against the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955, an official statement said.

The people of Mizoram are against the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga told union home minister Amit Shah during the latter’s visit to the state on Saturday.

Chief minister Zoramthanga also told union minister Shah that the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) could open a “floodgate of illegal immigrants” in Mizoram, said an official statement.

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The Mizoram chief minister called on Amit Shah, who has visited the state for the first time after taking charge as the union home minister, at the Raj Bhawan in Aizawl.

Shah after his arrival in Aizawl addressed a gathering after inaugurating the North East Handloom & Handicraft Exhibition 2019 in the state capital of Mizoram,

During their meeting, the two leaders had discussions on several issues, say media reports.

Also read: In Mizoram, Amit Shah skips CAB, NRC issues amid protest

It may be mentioned that Amit Shah, who has been vocal in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) during his recent speeches anywhere in the country, refrained from making any comment on the bill and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

In his recent visit to Kolkata, Amit Shah, who is also the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government will bring the CAB soon, after which the NRC would be implemented.

This was Shah’s first visit to Mizoram after assuming office. In his address to a huge gathering, Shah avoided the issues of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which had led to protests in the state recently.

In his speech at Kolkata, Shah also made it clear that the refugees including Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Christian and Buddhist, who fled religious persecution from countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan would be able to avail the same rights like any other Indian of the country.

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