GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - The North East Students� Organisation (NESO) will observe December 11 as �black day� across the region protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
It was on December 11, 2019 that the controversial legislation was passed by the Parliament despite widespread protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
�The CAA is a glaring example of how the controversial CAB was passed in the Parliament in an autocratic manner totally ignoring the protest by the people of the Northeast. The region, which is already bearing the burden of illegal migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, would never accept this legislation and we would continue to fight against this black law,� NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa and secretary general Sinam Prakash said here today.
�The Narendra Modi-led BJP government has imposed this law forcibly, which is not just against the interest of the indigenous people of Assam and the Northeast, but also against the Indian Constitution. Citizenship on the basis of religion is totally against the principles of Indian democracy. We, in no circumstances, would allow Assam and the Northeast to become the dustbin of illegal migrants,� NESO advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said.
As per NESO�s call, black flags and banners would be displayed in public places of all district and subdivision headquarters of Assam by the members of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU).
Similarly, Khasi Students� Union and Garo Students Union, All Manipur Students� Union, Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Naga Students� Federation, All Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union and Twipra Students� Federation would take up similar activities in their respective states against the CAA.