State Govt should withdraw support to Citizenship Amendment Bill: SSS

January 14, 2019

Gangtok, 13 Jan:

Save Sikkimese Soul, a Sikkim-based organization, has demanded that the State Government withdraw its support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019.

SSS remains convinced that the Bill, which has also received the assent of the President, if extended to Sikkim, would be in violation of Article 371F of the Constitution of India because it has the potential to do away with Sikkim Subjects and Certificate of Identification in the near future.

Apart from the SDF’s support for the Bill in Parliament, SSS has also demanded that Opposition parties also clear their stand on the Bill. “Failing to which, the future will held all of us responsible for our cowardliness,” a press communiqué issued by SSS co-ordinator, Passang Sherpa, contends.

The release also points out to the CM’s recent statement that he is yet to study the Bill and its implications to argue that support was extended without any study, discussion or deliberations on its merits and demerits.

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