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Protest across Northeast against CAB : No communal issue in Tripura as Tiprasa, Bengali both communities slam ‘controversial’ CAB
TIWN Feb 12, 2019
Protest across Northeast against CAB : No communal issue in Tripura as Tiprasa, Bengali both communities slam ‘controversial’ CAB
PHOTO : Left : Black balloons flying over Ujjayanta Palace on Modi's rally day. Right : Protest kicked off against Citizenship Bill. TIWN Photos.

AGARTALA, Feb 12 (TIWN): Massive protest going on against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in the Northeast zone, whereas in Tripura both the major communities regardless Tiprasa and Bengalis have been united against Citizenship Amendment Bill. Political parties have organized protest where both sections of people participated. Hence even though the indigenous community is stronger in the protest staging, there are enormous silent support from the Bengali community to the indigenous group, says report. Thus, there is no communal issue in Tripura even after 6 Tiprasa youths were shot by police and ruling party attempted to create violence at Madhabbari in Jirania. Tomorrow the CAB likely to be placed in the Rajya Sabha as today the Rajya Sabha was adjourned. Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow (February 13) as uproar continued over Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav's episode at Lucknow airport and the bill could not be tabled. The Rajya Sabha saw repeated disruptions on Tuesday and was adjourned for the day amid sloganeering by the opposition MPs.As the House was reconvened at 2 p.m., opposition MPs from the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party came near the Chair's podium and started shouting slogans.

Two government bills were introduced by the Ministers amid the din.Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh adjourned the House for half an hour. As soon as the House met again, the opposition MPs stationed themselves near the podium and shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.The Chair then adjourned the House for the day.Earlier, the Upper House was adjourned during Zero Hour. The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday scheduled to discuss the motion of thanks on the President's address.The government may extend the Upper House sitting by a day or two to complete the legislative business which includes a discussion on the Budget and a few other bills.Across Northeast protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill has been continuing.

 Authorities in Manipur have imposed prohibitory orders in Imphal East and Imphal West until further orders in view of protests called in the state against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

On February 9, MPs in Tripura 1) Jitendra Chaudhury (LS), 2) Shankar Prasad Datta (LS), 3) Jharna Das Baidya (RS) have boycotted Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi’s programmes here in Agartala. 

On February 1st, ahead of the debate on the Citizenship Bill in the Parliament, the Opposition has decided to up the ante against the Centre and MP Jitendra Chaudhury has rejected the motion with 36 reasons.

The statement came from the Parliament of MP Jitendra Chaudhury, where he says, “I beg to move the amendments as follows ; This House disapprove the Motion of Thanks  due to having NO MENTION of the following burning issues of the people and the country in the address of His Excellency the President of India, delivered in the Joint Session of the Parliament on the 31st January, 2019.

1.     The severe unemployment situation in the country, which is the highest during last four decades.

2.     The prevailing agrarian crisis, which has further aggravated during last four and a half years leading to committing suicide by farmers almost in every half an hour.

3.     The spiralling Price Rise, which has been affecting to each and every household in the country.

4.     The unholy attack upon the educational system of the country, undermining the autonomy of the Universities, University Grant Commission and other Premiere Institutions by dismantling its secular, inclusive and democratic structures.

5.     The unusual situation arose in the entire North East as fall out of the Government's ill designed and politically motivated attempt to pass "Citizenship Amendment Bill-2016."

6.     Having no mention of the Government's initiative to include the "KOK-BOROK" in the 8th Schedule by amending the Constitution of India.

7.     Having no mention of the Government's initiative to empower the Autonomous Councils of North East by amending the Constitution of India.

8.     The semi-fascist terror regime and total lawlessness prevailing in the State of Tripura since 4th March, 2018 under BJP-IPFT rule.

9.     Having no mention of the Government's autocratic intervention upon the freedom of press, very particularly suspension of publication of DAILY DESHER KATHA a progressive daily of more than 40 years in Tripura, TRIPURAINFOWAY an web portal and detention of a Journalist in Manipur, namely Kishore Chandra Wangkhem under National Security Act.

10.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative to release the Assam Rifles' Ground at Agartala for the purpose of Sports and Cultural activities as demanded by the people of Tripura.

11.  Having no mention of Government’s initiative to link between Agartala-Sabroom Railway track and the Chittagong Sea Port of Bangladesh in order to boost the economy of entire North East by linking with South Asia.

12.  Having no mention of Government’s initiative to set up a Railway Division and branch of Railway Recruitment Board in Tripura.

13.  Having no mention of the Governments’s initiative to improve the existing and declared National Highways passing through the State of Tripura.

14.  Having no mention of the Government’s initiative to improve air services by deploying adequate number of flights between Agartala-Kolkata and other sectors of North East.

15.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative to fulfil its commitment to implement the "Act East Policy" with right perspectives.

16.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative on the holistic implementation of "Naga Peace Accord", which is leading towards mounting confusion and doubts among the minds of the people of North East Region.

17.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative to frame a comprehensive National Youth and Sports Policy.

18.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative to resolve the decades long social, political and economic crisis prevailing in the majority of Adivasi infected areas in the mainland of the country.

19.  Having no mention of the Government's anti-people and unconstitutional move to gradually diluting the MG-NREGA by depriving crores of rural households in the country.

20.  Having no mention of the Government's apathy towards proper implementation of Forest Right Act, 2006 by denying the rights of millions of Adivasi and Forest Dweller families in the country.

21.  Having no mention of the plight of crores of Scheme Workers in the country, who are suffering from low wages and illegitimate right under labour laws.

22.  Having no mention of the Government's desire to pass the Women’s' Reservation Bill.

23.  The devious effort by the Government to pre-empt the Supreme Court 'to remove the status-quo on the non-disputed land' that had acquired in Ayodhya.

24.  " Rafale Scam" the irregularities and the alleged multi-million dollar corruption.

25.  Undermining the independence of Reserve Bank of India, which has led to a total anarchy in Indian economy.

26.  Abusing the power of the institutions like Central Vigilance Commission and Central Bureau of Investigation by the Government for partisan interests.

27.  Continuous increase of the prices of petroleum and diesel, which surpassed all past records.

28.  The menace of demonetisation, which has crippled the economy and swallowed of lakhs of job.

29.  The act of State Terrorism upon the 'Dissenters', which is violating the civil and constitutional right of the citizens on everyday basis.

30.  Spiralling "Price of LPG", which is affecting every household and very particularly the women in the country.

31.  Desperate attempt to privatise Air India, the National Carrier by pushing thousands of workers towards retrenchment and huge economic loss.

32.  Having no mention of the increasing number of incidents of atrocities taking place across the country upon the Adivasis and Dalits.

33.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative to return black money from the abroad.

34.  Having no mention of the Government's initiative to bring a legislation to ensure the reservation in promotion for ST and SCs in service and reservation in Private sectors.

35.  Having no mention of the plight of lakhs of farmers, who will be subjected to the threat of becoming landless due to indiscriminate land acquisition in the name of unviable projects like Bullet Train and different Industrial Corridors in the country.

36.  Having no mention of the menace of communal frenzy erupted across the country due to the subversive activities unleashed by Sangh Parivar in the name of Ghar-Wapsi, Gau-Rakshak and otherwise”.

The controversial bill is to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday despite opposition from several Political Parties in the North East, including allies of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Tripura Royal scion, Congress leader Pradyot Manikya has urged the opposition not to walk out of the house and to stop the bill to get pass. “If the Bill is passed it will be the one of the darkest days in our history .I appeal to all to maintain calm and not do anything which will tarnish our peaceful struggle”, said Pradyot Manikya. 

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