File photo of NLFT cadres.

The National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT), a militant outfit of Tripura, has expressed deep concern over the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

The organization has appealed to the indigenous people of Tripura to come forward to protest against the bill.

Through a press release, the NLFT said: “NLFT spearheading the movement for the restoration of the Borok’s historical rights in the state of Twipra is seriously concerned and opposed to the enactment of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the winter session of Parliament.”

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The outfit told the policymakers, thinkers and lawmakers of the nation that “the fundamental conflict and political unrest in Twipra is all about the core issue of illegal immigrants that occurred in different waves right from 1947, 1050, 1960, 1964 (Hazratbal shrine incident in Jammu and Kashmir and riot in East Pakistan), 1965, 1971 and even after the liberation war of Bangladesh”.

“The administration may have thought their job is done after the border fencing. The illegal migrants continue to arrive by managing the BSF with money,” the militant organization said.

NLFT, however, said they are not against any persecuted religious minorities or ethnic groups.

“But why only this tiny territory where the sons of the soils are now persecuted by the illegal migrants and the government of India is providing institutional protection to the persecutors rather than to the victims,” it said.

“And in the context of Twipra, the Boroks are the victims and so-called religious minorities and infiltrators from the neighboring country are the perpetrators with both New Delhi and the state government on their side,” the outfit said.

The militant outfit appealed to all the right-thinking citizens of the country “to come and make on the spot study to see what befell the Boroks and what it takes socially, economically, and politically to accommodate the illegal migrants.”

It also appealed to the international community to prevail upon the government of India to refrain from the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Tripura as this would lead to unprecedented ethnic unrest.


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