CAB panel ends hearings | Move GoI to make BEFR, 1873; Chin Hills Regulation, 1896 Acts: MLAs

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Legislators on Saturday suggested consultative committee on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and the GoAP to move the GoI to strengthen Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 and Chin Hills Regulation, 1896 by making them as Acts before amending the principal Act for the CAB provisions not to affect the state.

Arunachal Pradesh, if not kept out of Citizenship Amendment Bill purview, the intended amendment of Citizenship Act, 1955 will affect the state very badly in all spheres, many MLAs expressed their apprehension in their opinions during 5th and last meeting of the panel here on Saturday.

There is no cut off year in CAB which is likely to affect state demography later, they feared.

Home Minister Bamang Felix Felix, in his presidential remark, lauded all stakeholders – the MLAs, party leaders, students, CBO-NGO representatives for conveying their responsible poinions. He assured that all  views will be sent to the GoAP for making a consolidated report.

Home and political affairs commissioner Kaling Tayeng highlighted provisions of Citizenship Act 1955 and proposed amendments to this principal Act, according to an official release.

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