Gangtok, Dec 20
A meeting of various political parties and organisations of the State was held to deliberate on pertaining issues related to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 here at Tadong on Friday. The meeting has rejected the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and unanimously decided to form a forum ‘Sikkim Against CAA’ to take forward the movement. Sikkim Against CAA will be represented by all participating political parties and organisations present in the meeting as its members.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Sikkim Democratic Front, Sikkim Sangram Parishad, Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee, Sikkim Republican Party, Hamro Sikkim Party, Sikkim Subject Committee, Limboo-Tamang Voluntary Committee, I AM 371F Campaign, Sikkim for Sikkimese, Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum, Unite for Sikkim and concerned citizens.
A press release informs that “Sikkim Against CAA” has adopted a single point agenda to oppose CAA 2019 and the newly formed forum has also demanded the state government to immediately implement Inner Line Permit to safeguard the rights and interests of the Sikkimese people for the posterity.
“Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 is disastrous for the state of Sikkim. Hence, the SACAA seeks supports of the general public of Sikkim to take this movement further. The SACAA shall be holding rounds of meetings in the coming days,” it is added.