Sunday Special: Nagaland find ways on social media to protest against CAA

Our Bureau,

Dimapur, January 12 (NE): Be it young people or elders, Nagas has found a way to unite and make their voice loud to be heard through social media platforms against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which is the most sensitive and discussed issue across the nation right now.

According to a research taken by NagalandExpress, a public Facebook group (‘Nagaland against CAA’) which started few days back has got more than 6800 members now. At present, It is the fastest growing Facebook group in Nagaland. Perhaps the rapid growth of this group indicates where Nagaland netizens stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Thousands of people are joining this particular social media group, both Nagas and Non-Nagas to share a common voice for defending the state as well as the region before any bad impact comes out as a result of it in times to come.

In a recent official Gazette notification by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, it said that the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10, 2020.

Protests have broken out against the CAA across the nation ever since the contentious CAB was introduced in the Parliament. Nagaland also witnessed peaceful bandhs and protests organized by various groups and organizations.

As a state, Nagaland was busy celebrating Christmas and New Year while other North Eastern states were boiling down on this issue. As of now, Nagaland is just limited to social media or comments on Nagaland newspapers about CAA, added a social media observer.

The Government has been saying that Nagaland including North East India will be safe; but actual facts need to be seen in real implementation by the Government. Otherwise, the North East India including Nagaland will remain a dumping ground unlike other years, noted concern netizens.

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It has been one of the most discussed topic on Indian media. CAA or it’s affiliate issue is very delicate as majority of MPs in the Indian Parliament has supported the Act. With ascent given by the President of India it becomes more fragile. Even discussing without knowing details may end up in trouble, as per a social media notification.