Last updated on: February 5, 2020 at 11:38 pm IST
‘Will dilute indigenous composition of Naga population’
Dimapur, February 5: The NSCN (IM) has broken its silence on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, terming it as “another draconian law” like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, but in different colours to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population.
“The CAA is another draconian law coming in different colours to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population,” said an editorial in the February 2020 edition of Nagalim Voice, a bi-monthly newsletter/publication of MIP, GPRN.
The editorial rued that Nagas, having deep connection with international human rights organizations, is yet to raise its voice of protest in the manner the burning issue demands.
“The Nagas are victims of human rights violation under the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958. The CAA is another draconian law coming in different colours to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population,” it said.
The NSCN (IM) said “such sinister game plan” to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population may not hit the Nagas immediately but it is bound t show its true colour sooner or later.
“Such sinister game plan may not hit the Nagas immediately. But, it is bound to show its true colour sooner or later,” it said.
Stating that we have enough of illegal immigrants and should not open another door through CAA, the editorial called upon all to foresee the danger of the “demonic CAA” that can never be trusted.
“What is unconstitutional and discriminatory can never find justification in the watchful eyes of international human rights organizations,” it said.
Commenting on the Centre defending CAA saying it is India’s internal matter, the NSCN (IM) said the fact remains that India cannot afford to ignore international laws that governs human rights and human dignity where unconstitutional and discriminatory laws have no place.
It reminded that recently the European Parliament strongly reacted to CAA with regards to the Charter of the United Nations, Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21 of the EU (European Union) Charter of Fundamental Rights, besides other human rights laws.
Taking into consideration international human rights, European Parliament urged the Indian authorities to engage constructively with the protestors and consider their demands to repeal the discriminatory CAA, the editorial said.
(Page News Service)