Shiv Sena on Sunday said in press release that they would oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2106 which will be tabled on January 7 in the Parliament.
Asom Gana Parishad appealed to the Shiv Sena to oppose the legislation after which the decision has been taken by the party. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said in a statement. “We are determined to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in Parliament. The Bill throughout Assam has made it clear that that the people irrespective of caste, creed and religion is against the bill”.
The Shiv Sena noted that the proposed legislation would “frustrate” the efforts made under the Assam Accord for safeguarding cultural, social and linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.
Secondly, the entire process of the National Register of Citizens monitored by the Supreme Court will be meaningless if the bill is passed, he added. With the Lok Sabha polls around the corner, the Shiv Sena has adopted a more aggressive posture against the BJP, with whom it has shared an uneasy relationship over the past four years.
The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act to make illegal migrants from , Afghanistan ,Bangladesh and Pakistan are eligible for citizenship on the basis of religion.
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