Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said the state government has supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) as the central government kept out Mizoram from the ambit of the legislation.
“Political parties, NGOs, youth and student organisations, civil societies besides churches had vociferously opposed the new law and demanded that Mizoram be exempted from the purview of this Act,” Zoramthanga said in Aizawl late on Monday evening.
He said that he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah earlier this month and requested them to exempt Mizoram from the purview of the CAA.
The MNF is a part of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a non-Congress body floated by BJP.
Local groups including Zoram Revolution Movement are intermittently organising demonstrations in Mizoram against the CAA.
According to the provisions of the new Act, the law will not be applicable in the 10 Tribal Autonomous District Council (TADC) areas of the north east – Assam (3 TADC), Meghalaya (3 TADC), Mizoram (3 TADC) and Tripura (1 TADC).