GUWAHATI, Aug 24 � The North East Students� Organisation (NESO) will stage a protest rally on September 6 in Guwahati in protest against the intimidations faced by Northeast people staying outside the region and demanding deportation of illegal immigrants.
The NESO has also called a 12-hour bandh in all other northeastern States (except Assam) from 5 am to 5 pm as a mark of protest.
The student organisation, while pitching for a �strong Parliamentary Act� to ensure safety of the NE people staying outside the region, has also asked the Government representative from States like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to be present during the rally to assure the people on the safety and security aspects.
�Government representatives from all the NE States have also been asked to address the affected people, besides representatives from NE MP Forum,� Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, chairman, NESO, told media persons today.
He went on to assert that the State Government concerned must have to clear their stand on the issue of Bangladeshi infiltration and the security of the people of NE staying outside the region.
Dr Bhattacharya further demanded that the concerned State Government must adopt a mechanism for the safety and security of the people, including students studying in the respective States.
�We have already initiated steps to form co-ordination committees in all the cities of India. Further, we have also pressed for nodal agencies in every State to deal with such situation,� he added. He also demanded booking of the culprits.
Gumjum Haider, secretary general, NESO, while addressing the media, asked the Government to make its stand clear on the status of over 80,000 immigrants who after entering the country with legal documents did not return to their country.
The NESO, which had a emergency meeting on August 23, also demanded that no abnormal restrictions should be imposed on the NE people in the name of providing security to them.
In the context of clashes in BTAD areas, the NESO said that no foreigner should be given any benefits in the name of providing rehabilitation.