The youth wing of Mizoram’s main Opposition party, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) on Thursday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, imploring him to reconsider the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) so it is not enforced in the country.
The letter was submitted through governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.
In the letter, the group said the amended law has been vociferously opposed by people in different parts of the country, including Mizoram.
The ZPM youth wing is of the view that the fractional exclusion of some northeastern states from the purview of the act infers that the BJP-led central government’s motive is to disintegrate the people of the Northeast.
The exclusion of Mizoram from the ambit of the act does not really guarantee checking of influx from Bangladesh into the state, the letter added.
Calling the law “divisive” and “unconstitutional”, the Mizoram University Students’ Council also on Wednesday urged the Centre to scrap it.
The act, which was approved by Parliament last week, has triggered widespread protests across the country.