* NESO will observe 'Black Day' on December 11
GUWAHATI: Demanding cancellation of the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), the NESO (North East Students' Organization) will observe 'Black Day' on December 11 in all the north-eastern States.
Against the wishes of the north-eastern masses, the CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) was passed in the Rajya Sabha on December 11, 2019. The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), Garo Students' Union (GSU), All Assam Students' Union (AASU), All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Naga Students' Federation (NSF), All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) and the Tripura Students' Federation (TSF) will hoist "Black Flags" at public places in their respective States on December 11.
In a statement issued to the media on Wednesday, NESO chairman Samuel Jewra and secretary general Sinam Prakash Singh said that lured by the votes of Bangladeshis, the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi enforced the CAA on the people of the Northeast. "The people of the Northeast will never accept the CAA. Our agitation against the CAA will continue. The Joint Parliamentary Committee submitted its report to the Parliament without taking the views of the people of the Northeast; and this is why the people of the region rejected the Act," said the statement.
"We won't let the Northeast to be the dustbin of Bangladeshis. We're going to continue our peaceful agitation till the Act is repealed," the statement added.
"Imposing the CAA on the people of the Northeast is extreme injustice meted out to us by the Central government. We won't accept the CAA. Our non-violent agitation against the Act will continue," the statement quoted NESO adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacaharjya as saying.
AASU president Dipanko Kumar Nath and general secretary Sankor Jyoti Bora said that the 'Black Day' will be observed in all district and subdivisional headquarters in the State on December 11.