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Nagaland government appeals to reconsider shutdown against Citizenship Bill

IANS  |  Kohima 

The government on Sunday appealed to organisations to reconsider the 10-hour statewide shutdown on Monday in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The coordination committee of tribal hohos (associations), organisations, various committees and mass-based organisations under the aegis of the Gaon Burhas Federation (NGBF) said in a release that the strike has been called to protest the planned passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Rajya Sabha.

The opposition Naga People's Front is supporting the dawn to dusk shutdown.

Appealing to the organisations to reconsider the shutdown, said the government will propose the adoption of a resolution to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the forthcoming Budget session scheduled to be held on February 21, as decided during the January 31 consultative meeting held in Dimapur.

The cabinet on Monday rejected the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.

has said that the state government, which represents the will and desire of the people, remains opposed to the Bill.

The government also promised that it would leave no stone un-turned to constantly protect the rights and privileges of the people.



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 14:18 IST