New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Amid unrest in some north-eastern states following the passage of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday met a delegation of Tripura and assured them that their concerns would be addressed.
Shah thanked the delegation for calling off their strike in the state over CAB.
“Met with the delegations of the IPFT (Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura) and Joint Movement Against CAB from Tripura and discussed their concerns over CAB. Modi government will try to solve their issues in a positive way. I thank them for their appeal to maintain peace and call off the strike,” Shah said in a tweet.
According to Home Ministry sources, Anthony Debbarma, Convenor, and B.K. Hrangkhawal, member of the Joint Movement against CAB, met the Home Minister and apprised him of their concerns. “The Home Minister assured them that their concerns will be addressed”.
Shah also met former Tripura Congress chief and member of the state’s royal family Pradyot Deb Barman and President of TPF (Tripura People Front).
Shah said, “Had a meeting with Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman, head of Manikya Dynasty, the royal family of Tripura, and Patal Kanya Jamatia, President of TPF.”
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the CAB, two days after it was passed by the Lok Sabha. The CAB seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill was vehemently opposed by major opposition parties objecting to its nature and describing it “against Muslim community”, which the government rejected, saying it does not affect the community residing in the country.
Following the passage of the CAB, there has been a massive protest in several north-eastern states. Mobile and internet were suspended for another 24 hours in Tripura after the 48-hour blockade ended on Thursday afternoon.