Amit Shah cancels Shillong visit amid protests against Citizenship Act



New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled his visit to Meghalaya’s capital Shillong where he was scheduled to visit North-Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) on Sunday. The decision to cancel the Home Minister’s visit was taken in the wake of massive protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam and other states of North East.

“The Union Home Minister was supposed to visit NEPA to attend the passing-out parade of the trained police personnel. But in view of the law and order situation in the northeastern region, especially n Assam, his visit was postponed,” a top official of NEPA told a news agency.

Earlier on Thursday, the Home Minister separately met top leaders of three Tripura tribal-based parties — Indigenous People`s Front of Tripura (IPFT), junior ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Joint Movement Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (JMACAB), a conglomeration of many tribal parties, and Tripura People`s Front (TSP) — in New Delhi, and discussed the new citizenship law and other issues.