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BJP-ally AGP to move SC for revocation of amended Citizenship Act

Sources said a delegation of the AGP, led by Das, would leave for Delhi in the evening to file the plea in the apex court

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Citizenship Amendment Bill, CAB, strike, protest, North East, Agartala, Demonstrators
Demonstrators being detained by security personnel against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) during a strike called by the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), in Agartala, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Source: PTI

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), an ally of the ruling BJP, would file a petition in the Supreme Court praying for revocation of the amended Citizenship Act, party leader Kumar Deepak Das said on Sunday.

He asserted that the AGP respected the sentiments of common people, who were wary that the law might threaten their identity and existence.

"We will take the legal route to seek revocation of the amended Act as the indigenous people of are apprehensive that their identity, language might come under threat," Das, a former Rajya Sabha MP, told PTI.

Sources said a delegation of the AGP, led by Das, would leave for Delhi in the evening to file the plea in the apex court.

First Published: Sun, December 15 2019. 16:18 IST
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