IPFT workers stages demonstration in New Delhi (file image).

The Indigenous People’s Front Of Tripura (IPFT) on Monday staged a demonstration in New Delhi against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and demanding separate state for the indigenous tribals.

The IPFT workers led by party general secretary and Tripura forest and tribal welfare minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia held a seven-hour long demonstration at  Jantar Mantar in the national capital.

IPFT spokesman Mangal Debbarma said a delegation of the party would also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, Tribal affairs minister Arjun Munda and DoNER minister Jitendra Singh to push for their demands.

Their demands include the introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Tripura to protect the tribals.

The tribals constitute one third of Tripura’s four million populations.

The IPFT has been agitating since 2009 for the creation of a separate state for the indigenous tribals by upgrading the TTAADC.

The CAB seeks grant Indian citizenship to the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Christians and Jains from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who entered India till December 31, 2014.


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