Won't accept CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act): NESO, AASU

Won't accept CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act): NESO, AASU

The NESO (North East Students’ Organization) and the AASU (All Assam Students’ Union) reiterated that they would never accept the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act)

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GUWAHATI: The NESO (North East Students' Organization) and the AASU (All Assam Students' Union) reiterated that they would never accept the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) in Assam and other states in the Northeast.

The two organizations reacted sharply to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that the Centre would implement the CAA when the Covid-19 pandemic would relent.

In a joint statement, NESO chairman Samuel B Jywra, secretary-general Sinam Prakash Singh and adviser Samujjal Bhattacharjya said, "The NESO will never accept the CAA. The Centre should scrap the Act. If implemented, it will affect all the northeastern states. It will reduce the indigenous people in the region to second-class citizens in their respective states. Already, many indigenous communities in the northeastern states are under threat. For the greater interest of the Northeast, we don't accept the CAA."

AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah said that the Assam Accord should be the basis for the detection and deportation of foreigners in Assam. They said that all those who had infiltrated Assam after March 25, 1971, were foreigners, irrespective of being Hindus or Muslims. "Some political parties need Bangladeshi Hindu votes, and some parties need Bangladeshi Muslim votes. If the Centre imposes CAA on us, the Bangladeshi Hindus entering India till December 31, 2014, will be Indians. It is why we cannot accept the CAA. It will reduce us to a minority in our state," Dipanka Kumar Nath said.

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