Friday, June 2, 2023

NESO to hold protests against CAA today

North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) will be holding protests across the North Eastern states on Wednesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
In Nagaland, a sit-in the protest will be organized by the Naga Students Federation (NSF) under the banner of NESO.
The sit-in protest will be held outside the NSF office, Kohima at 11 a.m.
According to reports, the protest will also be held with the aim to draw attention to the prevailing situation in different regions of the North Eastern states.
Addressing the media, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said the government needs to come out with a permanent solution to the illegal immigrant issues.
Bhattacharya said that the peaceful protest will be held in all state headquarters on August 17 against the Citizenship and to highlight various socio-political issues which still have existed in the North Eastern states.
Furthermore, the protest will also cover issues like the influx of migrants, complete scrapping of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), providing constitutional safeguards to the indigenous communities, implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) across all North Eastern states, along with the elimination of the operations of fundamentalist groups existing in the region.
“People of the Northeast have not accepted the CAA and will never accept it. This act will reduce the indigenous people into a minority. The Northeast can’t be used as a dumping ground for illegal migrants. Assam has already taken a lot of burden by accepting the migrants till March 24, 1971 and cannot accept more such migrants,” Bhattacharjya told reporters in Guwahati.


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