Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) : 2019-02-10

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www.facebook.com/hindustantimes www.twitter.com/httweets www.hindustantimes.com/ipad http://read.ht/js4 DOWNLOAD OUR IPAD APP OUR EDITION ON KINDLE n n FEBRUARY 10, 2019 Chandigarh/metro VOL.IX No.5 Price ₹5.00 70 Pages. Area specific pages extra. n n n SRINAGAR SHIVERS AT -5.7 DEGREES CELSIUS, HIGHWAY REMAINS BLOCKED GUJJARS REJECT TALKS OFFER >>ht sport p16 >>htregion p7 >>htnation p8 Modi reaches out to north-east on citizenship issue shortstories n ALLAYING FEARS PM launches projects in Assam, Arunachal, Tripura Sadiq Naqvi, Utpal Parashar and Priyanka Deb Barman n [email protected] n GUWAHATI/AGARTALA/CHANGSARI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Assam and other north-eastern states on Saturday that they would not be disadvantaged by the citizenship bill, which aims to grant citizenship rights to non-muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries – among his first public statements on an issue that has roiled the region. The Prime Minister’s comments came in a speech in Guwahati, Assam; the Prime Minister also addressed rallies in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh and Agartala, Tripura. On Friday, in Guwahati, the Prime Minister’s cavalcade was met by hundreds of black-flag-waving protesters who signalled their opposition to the proposed law. “People who ruined this country are now spreading lies… about the bill for their own benefit. We need to be wary of them,” Modi said. “It is a national commitment to the people of the north-east that they will not be harmed in any way and citizenship will only be granted after due investigation and recommendation of the state governments,” he said. Protests have broken out in north-eastern states over the citizenship bill amid concern that n n n the legislation could dilute local and indigenous identity by accelerating demographic change. The bill provides that “persons belonging to minority communities, namely, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan” shall not be considered illegal migrants. The PM assured his Assamese audience that citizenship would be granted to the people from the three neighbouring countries only after they are vetted by the state government and after a recommendation by the latter. CAG REPORT ON RAFALE LIKELY TOMORROW ››P8 n n n n n 32 with in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and Ludhiana only › n n

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