New Delhi, December 5: (IPR)
Chief Minister P.S Tamang has written a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah requesting him to exempt Sikkim from Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
In his letter, the Chief Minister Shri P.S Tamang impressed upon the Union Home Minister that the Union Government has proposed to grant citizen certificate to its own fraternity. Nonetheless, there are apprehension and confusion in the state of Sikkim regarding CAB &NRC
The Chief Minister also brought to the notice of the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah that around 75,000 left out from Sikkim at the time of the merger in Union of India has already been granted Indian citizenship way back on the year 1989-90.
The Chief Minister in his letter also highlighted the Constitutional safeguard of Article 371(F) which governs the state of Sikkim and protects its old laws and Inner Line Permit issued by the state of Sikkim.
Therefore both the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be exempted from the purview of its implementation in the state of Sikkim.