ITANAGAR: Stating that the 11-hour bandh called by the NESO and supported by the AAPSU and district-based students union as just a trailer, NESO coordinator Pritam Bhai Sonam said that the real protest is yet to begin against the BJP-led Central Government.
He said that the organization has been opposing the Bill since its inception and will continue to do so till it is revoked.
“It was the State Government and the Arunachal Indigenous Tribal Forum (AITF) who wanted to incorporate the BEFR and CHR for the greater interest of the people of the State,” he said.
He said that besides having the BEFR and CHR in the State, the people are not safe. The NESO along with the AAPSU have been fighting against the Chakma and Hajong issues for many decades and has lost many students leaders in the agitation. “We can’t just let go the sacrifice of our student leaders and will fight till the demand of abrogation of the contentious CAB is met,” he added.
Speaking on the BEFR and CHR Act, North East Human Rights Organization (NEHRO) vice president SD Loda said that the Central Government should stop giving verbal assurance to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the northeastern States in the line of BEFR and CHR.
“BEFR is just a regulation and till it is made an Act, the Central Government and the State Government led by pseudo literate legislators should stop pretending that the people and State is safe under it,” he said.
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