The Janata Dal (United) unit of Nagaland has expressed strong resentment at the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha on January 8 last despite stiff opposition not only from the opposition parties but even from the NDA allies.
The Nagaland unit of the JDU in a press communiqué issued on Monday said that it was the first political party to oppose this controversial bill by way of resolution in its National Executive Meeting on the July 8 last year in New Delhi.
However, the Lok Sabha, having numerical advantage, has passed the bill thereby totally crashing the appeals of the indigenous people of the North East, the statement issued by the media cell of Nagaland unit of JD(U) read.
“The Bill has set in a course of division amongst the people of the NE on communal lines. The passage of the Bill have ignited inflammable furnace causing grave injuries not only to the hopes of the indigenous people but even physical damages are being inflicted resulting even to the loss of innocent lives,” the communiqué also stated.
In the light of the above, the JDU Nagaland, has once again, reaffirmed its earlier stand of endorsing the National Executive Council Meeting of 2018in opposing the said controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and has vowed to continue to do so even being a part of the PDA Government of Nagaland.
The JDU Nagaland expressed its solidarity with the people of the region in the fight and struggle against the passage of the Bill.
The JDU Nagaland also expressed its deepest condolence to the aggrieved families of the deceased innocent people who have died in their action of opposing the Bill.