KAAC wants complete exemption of hill districts from CAB

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Submit memorandum to Union Home Minister

DIPHU, Nov 30: Team Karbi Anglong led by Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) CEM Tuliram Ronghang submitted memorandum to Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a conclave convened by him to hold discussion with organizations, Chief Ministers and political parties of eight North East Indian states at Assam House, New Delhi on Saturday.

The KAAC team comprising of elected representatives Richard Tokbi and Probhat Chandra Taro submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister during the meeting in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sanowal, state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Das, BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary and DHAC CEM Debolal Garlosa and several other MLAs of eight North East states and bureaucrats.

In its memorandum, KAAC expressed its apprehension and pointed out the tribal people of North East, and Karbi Anglong in particular, a victim of legal immigration where in the decades between 1961 and 1991 the average decadal population growth recorded over 76% which is double the National and State Growth average thereby reducing the Indigenous Tribal population from 74% to 51 %. “It is estimated that in the recently concluded NRC exercise, about 2, 60, 000, that is about 27% of Karbi Anglong population have not figured in the final NRC list,” the KAAC said.

Urging for serious consideration about the future security of the tribal people of Karbi Anglong, the KAAC in its representation pointed out that the tribal people of Karbi Anglong are in great existential danger and need adequate protection from illegal migrants.

The KAAC also upon the Centre to ensure complete protection of religious minorities and insisted that both the hill districts of Karbi Anglong in particular, be completely excluded from the purview of this controversial bill.

Following the discussions on citizenship issue, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his full assurance for complete exemption of the autonomous regions constituted under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India, sources informed.