The United Christian Forum of North East India, the umbrella body the Christian community in Assam, has opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill and urged the BJP to reconsider it.
In a meeting held recently at Guwahati, the UCFNE discussed at length the growing unrest, fear and anxiety expressed by all sections of citizens of North East India and urged the ruling party to rethink.
The Church leaders cutting across all Churches in North East India expressed their deep anguish and pain at the total unconcern and insensitivity of the Decision-makers at the Center to the anxieties of the indigenous people of the North East whose future stands threatened.
It is all the more shocking when major decisions are made in the country based only on religious affiliation, thus compromising the secular identity of the nation, the UCFNE statement said.
The Church leaders while expressing their solidarity with the people, appealed to the Government of India to reconsider its decision and adhere to the Democratic voices of its citizens. They also appealed to all its members to pray for a peaceful and amicable solution.