The meeting of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 scheduled to be held on April 12 has been postponed. The meeting is likely to be held on April 17 in New Delhi. There is bitter opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Assam.
Ramen Deka, BJP MP from Mangaldoi and a member of the Committee, said that the meeting was postponed as some parliamentarians and groups wanted the meeting to be held after the Bihu festival. Lorin Jyoti Gogoi, the general secretary of Aasu, said that the JPC was adopting delaying tactics. ‘Though the bill is facing massive opposition in Assam, JPC is yet to visit Assam. The committee has visited Gujarat and Rajasthan. It seems the JPC is not serious about the threat which indigenous people from Assam are facing.’
Economics Times Report