Dimapur, May 24: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today termed the statement of MP Tokheho Yepthomi that “CAB is not all a threat to the Naga people” as misleading.
NPCC president, K Therie said the Amendment does not speak of overstayed people only but is with the objective to accommodate any person from the six mentioned religious communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, making them eligible for citizenship if the period of residence is not less than six years.
As per the amendment, even those individuals who have illegally entered and stayed in India in the past and who fulfill the stated time-frame, would be eligible for Indian citizenship, Therie said adding, Nobody can stop them from enjoying the Constitutional provisions and entitlements such as voting rights, owning properties and legal protections.
“They will come in terms of crores in matters of a decade and we will be submerged under the ocean of these immigrants,” he added.
Stating that Tokheho blames Naga people for not being aware of the contents of the Bill, Therie said, “We may not be as qualified as he is but we have read the Bill and we understand each word and meaning.
The statement is not in the interests of the Naga people and shall be held responsible for the future generations”.
(Page News Service)