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NSCN (IM) Says “Draconian” CAA Will Dilute Indigenous Nagas

Dimapur, February 8, 2020:

The Citizenship Amendment Act is a draconian law coming in different colours to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population, said the National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN(IM).

The NSCN(IM), in an editorial of Nagalim Voice, a bi-monthly publication, said, “The Nagas are victims of human rights violation under the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958. The CAA is another draconian law coming in different colours to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population.”

The editorial claimed that “such sinister game plan” to dilute the indigenous composition of Naga population would “show its true colour sooner or later”, adding that ““What is unconstitutional and discriminatory can never find justification in the watchful eyes of international human rights organizations.”

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NSCN(IM) stated that the CAA should never be trusted. Commenting on the Centre defending CAA saying it is India’s internal matter, the NSCN (IM) said the fact remains that India cannot afford to ignore international laws that governs human rights and human dignity where unconstitutional and discriminatory laws have no place.

The editorial also reminded that recently the European Parliament strongly reacted to CAA with regards to the Charter of the United Nations, Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21 of the EU (European Union) Charter of Fundamental Rights, besides other human rights laws.

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Taking into consideration international human rights, European Parliament urged the Indian authorities to engage constructively with the protestors and consider their demands to repeal the discriminatory CAA, the editorial said.

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