DIMAPUR, Jan 12 - Naga People’s Front (NPF) president Dr Shür-hozelie Liezietsu on Saturday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha, is a threat to “our future”, describing it as a move to wipe out the indigenous people of the entire North East.
The NPF chief said the Union Cabinet’s approval of the Bill on January 7 and the Lok Sabha passing it instantly on January 9 was a “nude exposure of the brute force applied by the NDA Government at the Centre”. He viewed this as a total disregard to the sentiments of the people of the country, particularly the people of the North East.
Liezietsu affirmed that the NPF was against the Bill from the very beginning and will never agree to such act “which opens the gate of population politics to suppress our rights of living in our own land”.
“Come what may, we will take this stand to defend the rights of our people,” he added.
He also made it clear that Nagaland’s lone Rajya Sabha MP KG Kenye, who is a member of the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre, will go against the Bill.