The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) would observe 12-hour national highway blockade on December 10 opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2013 to be introduced by Central Government.
The decision was taken at the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting held here today. “The road blockade will be peaceful and aimed at ventilating indigenous people’s apprehension over the proposed Bill”, said party general secretary Jagadish Debbarma.
While addressing the media at Agartala Press Club yesterday, he said the party wanted to organize a rally in the city to press for rolling back of the Bill. “The CWC dropped the plan and gave its nod to for national highway blockade on December 10 next. The blockade will be staged at Khamtingbari (Barmura) and Mohanpur-Simna roads”, he said.
“We are peacefully protesting against the central government’s proposed amendment of the Citizenship Bill so that it is not introduced in the Parliament. We shall inform the DGP that our protest shall be a peaceful agitation,” he added.
He appealed to other tribal based regional parties of the state to join in their protest against the union government for the sake of saving the identity of the indigenous people of the state.
He said vehicles of essential commodities and security forces shall be exempted from the preview of the blockade.