GUWAHATI: The North East Students’ Organization (NESO) on Saturday observed a Black Day across the region on Saturday in protest against the recent police’s atrocities on innocent protestors in Tripura against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as well the Tripura Government’s act of preventing a NESO delegation to meet the injured protestors on Friday.
Black flags were unfurled at all States’ headquarters of NE States by the NESO activists on Saturday morning. In Guwahati and different other parts of Assam the AASU staged protest and unfurled black flags.
NESO Advsior Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjya said the ugly face of the present regime at Tripura of treating indigenous people was thoroughly exposed when the government used its police force to perpetrate inhuman atrocities on the protestors (indigenous Tripuris) against the Citizenship Bill on January 8. While several protestors were injured due to the police atrocities, 18 sustained bullet injuries. The condition of five bullet injured protestors is stated to be critical. “The Tripura Government’s anti-indigenous stand has reached such a pass that it even dared to prevent a delegation of NESO to meet the injured protestors on Friday. We will not tolerate such act of Tripura Government and warn him to stop treating indigenous Tripuris as second class citizens,” Dr Bhattacharjya said. Dr Bhattacharjya said the NESO will stand firmly with indigenous people of Tripura.
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