The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is in opposition to the people of the Northeast and the legislation will “destroy” the language and culture of the region, Congress MP Abdul Khaleque said on Friday. The Lok Sabha MP from Assam stated the party will maintain to continue protest towards the “anti-people” law, both inside and outside Parliament.

“The CAA will harm the interests of the people of the Northeast and endanger the language and tradition of Northeast region people,” Khaleque advised reporters here. The Congress leader stated this inside the wake of President Ram Nath Kovind’s feedback on the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament hailing the CAA.

Kovind said the law has fulfilled the wishes of Mahatma Gandhi. “We have protested in opposition to the CAA inner Parliament and close to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi today. We will retain to protest in opposition to the CAA both outside and inside Parliament until the act is repealed,” he stated.

According to the CAA, individuals of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014 facing religious persecution there will now not be treated as illegal immigrants however given Indian citizenship. President Kovind on Friday lauded the CAA pronouncing Parliament fulfilled the wishes of Mahatma Gandhi, who had suggested after the partition that the Hindus and Sikhs of Pakistan, who do not desire to live there, can come to India.

Khaleque additionally slammed Union Minister Anurag Thakur for his “divisive” comments during the campaign for the Delhi assembly elections.

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