DIMAPUR, Feb 3 - The Nagaland unit of BJP has endorsed the Nagaland Cabinetís decision to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (CAB).
The State BJP passed the endorsement through a resolution at its State office bearers meeting in Kohima on Saturday, State general secretary of the party Jaangsillung Gonmei said in a release on Sunday.
The release said the party has also resolved to convey the concerns of the State to the central party leaders through a party delegation comprising party leaders and legislators shortly.
Meanwhile, the consultative meeting on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Saturday authorised the Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) to take any action deemed fit if the State Government-constituted Inner Line Permit (ILP) committee fails to submit its report to the government on or before February 6.
The decision was taken in view of the ILP committee seeking seven more days to submit its recommendations, including inclusion of Dimapur under the purview of ILP, to the government, JCPI convenor K Ghokheto Chophy and secretary Tia Longchar said in a statement.
The consultative meeting, called by the JCPI, with apex tribe hohos, mass-based organisations and civil society organisations here adopted three resolutions.
It was resolved that the JCPI, along with apex tribe hohos, civil society organisations and mass-based organisations, would submit a joint memorandum on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to the President of India at the earliest.
The meeting appreciated the ILP committee for undertaking the task of overhauling the archaic ILP system in the State.
The meeting also appreciated the JCPI for taking the initiative on the controversial Citizenship Bill issue.