SHILLONG, Aug 31 - North East Students� Organisation (NESO) on Wednesday condemned what it termed as unprovoked attack on indigenous people of Twipra (Tripura) who were part of the rally in Agartala on August 23 last.
�The NESO is deeply disturbed by such violence on the already marginalised and disenfranchised indigenous community by members of non-indigenous population which resulted in injury to scores of people and also the failure on the part of the State Government to give protection to people holding peaceful rallies,� NESO Chairman, Samuel Jyrwa said in a statement.
NESO has demanded that the State Government should conduct a judicial inquiry into the incident and that adequate compensation is extended to victims of this unprovoked violence.
In this respect, the NESO along with Twipra Students� Fedreration (TSF), Gauhati Unit, will organise a sit-in demonstration in Guwahati on September 2 as a mark of solidarity with the indigenous people of Tripura and also to give a strong message to the non-indigenous communities that the people of �Twipra� are not alone in their fight for their right.
The entire indigenous peoples of the North Eastern Region are with them and encourage the indigenous people of �Twipra� to never back down but keep on fighting for their right, the release said.