DSU Oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Doubtful Migrants in the Dima Hasao District


HAFLONG May 8: The Dimasa Students’ Union (DSU) Central Committee today in a press meet strongly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which is now in discussion. The DSU expressed its preferred implementing the Assam Accord 1985 in written, the accord clearly states that illegal migrants heading in from Bangladesh after March 25th 1971 would be deported.

While student body urged the government to make proper inquiry into the suspected drifter those have come to N C Hills now Dima Hasao district after 1971 based on the Citizenship Act of 1955 as many suspicious migrants are seen in the district till date. In view of the above, the organization stress on maintaining peace and tranquility amongst different communities living in Dima Hasao, which should be protected at any cost.

Mention be made here that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced by the Centre in the Lok Sabha in July 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities – Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians – eligible for citizenship of India.