Assam Should Not Bear Migration Burden Alone | Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI

Assam has borne a disproportionate burden of migration due to religious persecution in the neighboring countries, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Home Minister also assured Sonowal of convening a meeting of the Chief Ministers of the concerned states to discuss the safeguards that need to be provided for protecting the interests of these states.

“The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 is not meant for the individuals belonging to six minorities who have come from one particular country. It is also not meant for individuals who are living in one particular state,” Mr Singh said during a recent meeting with Sonowal and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

In the meeting, some of the leaders from the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) including its Chief Executive Member (CEM) Hagrama Mohilary were also present.

“It is a fact Assam has borne the disproportionate burden of migration due to religious persecution in our neighbouring countries. Assam should not bear this burden alone.