GUWAHATI, Feb 29 - The North East Students� Organization (NESO) and the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) have strongly condemned the attack on the Khasi Students� Union (KSU) anti-CAA protesters in East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya on Friday evening.
Lurshai Hynniewta, a member of the KSU was killed following the clash at Ichamati, Shella under East Khasi Hills district last evening.
Alleging that the attack was led by suspected illegal Bangladeshi migrants, NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa and adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya asked the government to nab the culprits and ensure severe punishment.
�We warn the Central government that the CAA must go and the protest would continue against it. CAA is protecting the interest of illegal migrants and thus it is encouraging illegal migrants to attack the protesters. The Meghalaya incident happened because of that,� the NESO adviser told The Assam Tribune.
The NESO also said that members of the KSU or the indigenous people of Khasi-Jaintia Hills are not alone in their struggle. �The people of entire Northeast are with them,� Bhattacharya added.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi also condemned the attack and demanded strict action against the culprits.