Political party terms CAA 'discriminatory', petitions United Nations, seeks intervention
GUWAHATI: A political party has termed the citizenship amendment act (CAA) as discriminatory and has petitioned the United Nations (UN) in this regard.
The outfit Asom Sangrami Morcha chief AK Phukan and its leaders have warned about the impact of the CAA, terming it 'xenophobic' and 'exclusionist', which centre brought 'despite huge nationwide protests'.
The party leaders have said that there will be socio-economic issues apart from adverse impact on Hindu population in neighbouring Muslim countries.
Holding that CAA is a violation of the Indian constitution as well as against the international human rights, apart from being a grave threat to people of North East, especially, indigenous communities, the Asom Songrami Morcha (ASM) has formally written to UN High Commissioner in Geneva, as well as the chief of mission in India and the chairperson of the indigenous wing.
The Morcha leaders have said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is xenophobic and would affect the indigenous people severely. It has mentioned at length the ramifications of such a law, the combined impact of NRC-CAA apart from its affect on the society, and has sought UN intervention.
[February 14, 2019 NewsBits.in]