|Christian forum opposes BillS|
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - The United Christian Forum of North East India (UCFNEI) in its meeting held here on February 1 expressed its deep anguish and pain over the total lack of concern and insensitivity of the decision-makers in the Central government towards the anxieties of the indigenous peoples of the NE region.
The participant church leaders of the meeting expressed their solidarity with the people of the region who are opposing the Union government’s move to bring in an amendment to the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to the post-1971 Hindu, Sikh, Jain, etc., migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
They made an appeal to the Union government to reconsider its above decision and honour the democratic voices of the citizens on the issue, said the Forum in a statement here today.
At the meeting, the Forum discussed at length the growing unrest, fear and anxiety expressed by all sections of citizens across the seven states of the NE region over the decision. This decision is going to affect the destiny of the NE region, they said. The participants at the meeting also observed that major decisions in the country are being made based on religious affiliation and thus the secular identity of the nation has been compromised.