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Protests over citizenship Bill in NE

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 21 - The North East Students� Organization (NESO) today registered a strong protest throughout the region against Union Government�s move to grant citizenship to foreigners on the basis of religion.

NESO � an umbrella organization of the student�s bodies of seven NE States also termed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 as anti-North East, anti indigenous, communal and unconstitutional.

Students� organizations of different states organized protest activities in Guwahati, Shillong, Itanagar, Imphal, Agartala, Tura, Aizawl and Kohima

In Guwahati, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) organized a protest demonstration in front of the Raj Bhawan. Hundreds of students from Karbi Anglong joined the protest here that was led by AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi and advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya.

NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa and AASU advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said that the entire North East was united against the Bill, which, if passed, would pose a serious threat to the identity of indigenous people of the entire region.

The students� organizations also demanded total implementation of the Assam Accord, Constitutional safeguard and provision of inner line permit for the entire North East and indigenous people�s control over the land and resources of the region.

On the other hand, AASU has announced another programme of Statewide agitation against the Bill from May 23 to May 30.

As part of the programme, extensive protest would be lodged in every part of the State by all the regional units of the AASU with the help of like-minded organizations and conscious citizens.

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Protests over citizenship Bill in NE

GUWAHATI, May 21 - The North East Students� Organization (NESO) today registered a strong protest throughout the region against Union Government�s move to grant citizenship to foreigners on the basis of religion.

NESO � an umbrella organization of the student�s bodies of seven NE States also termed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 as anti-North East, anti indigenous, communal and unconstitutional.

Students� organizations of different states organized protest activities in Guwahati, Shillong, Itanagar, Imphal, Agartala, Tura, Aizawl and Kohima

In Guwahati, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) organized a protest demonstration in front of the Raj Bhawan. Hundreds of students from Karbi Anglong joined the protest here that was led by AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi and advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya.

NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa and AASU advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said that the entire North East was united against the Bill, which, if passed, would pose a serious threat to the identity of indigenous people of the entire region.

The students� organizations also demanded total implementation of the Assam Accord, Constitutional safeguard and provision of inner line permit for the entire North East and indigenous people�s control over the land and resources of the region.

On the other hand, AASU has announced another programme of Statewide agitation against the Bill from May 23 to May 30.

As part of the programme, extensive protest would be lodged in every part of the State by all the regional units of the AASU with the help of like-minded organizations and conscious citizens.

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