TAYP opposes Citizenship Bill

| Correspondent |

PASIGHAT, Jan 11: The Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad (TAYP), East Siang District Committee, Arunachal Pradesh has opposed the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 by the Lok Sabha while terming the bill as step toward affecting the entire North-Eastern states.

In a press release here, the TAYP has strongly condemned and opposed the contentious Citizenship Bill and said that the bill will bring a very bad situation in future of not only Assam, but also of state like Arunachal Pradesh and other North-Eastern states. “We believe that the controversial Bill is barbaric to the indigenous people of Assam and entire North-East as a whole,” it added.

However, the TAYP has appreciated the Central Govt’s decision to grant scheduled tribe (ST) status to six communities of Assam – Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutia, Matak, Moran and Tea Tribes. The Parishad added, it is eagerly waiting for the proposed legislation to come and get implemented.