NESO carry out sit in protest across the region opposing Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today
Insider-outsider conundrum escalating in the north east with every passing day. The students’ bodies of Northeast have declared an all out war against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Northeast
Insider-outsider conundrum escalating in the north east with every passing day.
The students’ bodies of Northeast have declared an all out war against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Northeast Students Organisation (NESO) staged protests across the northeast region opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Member organisations of the NESO such as the All Assam Students Union, Khasi Students Union, All Manipur Students Union, Naga Students Federation, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union besides others carried out protests in their respective states.
As decided by the North East Students’ Organisation on the 11th of May, leading students’ bodies from all Northeastern States barring Sikkim, launched staunch demonstrations in their respective district headquarters today reiterating their adamant “NO” to the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) bill.
In Assam, the AASU along with the Karbi students Union staged a massive sit in demonstration at the foothills of the Raj Bhavan chanting loud slogans against the center and state govts. That followed by submission of the all important memorandum opposing the Bill.
Elsewhere in Shillong, the influential Khasi Students’ Union too protested against the bill. Student members were seen shouting slogans and burning effigies symbolizing the bill. The protests were held, despite the NPP-led government in Meghalaya, which also has the BJP as an alliance partner, already deciding to oppose the bill.
Protests against the bill were also held in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram where the leading students bodies took to the streets to yet again express their stiff opposition to the bill.
While in Arunachal the protests were spearheaded by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, the Naga Students’ Federation submitted a memorandum to the governor in Kohima opposing the bill.
The Mizo Zirlai Pawl, demonstrated against the Citizenship Bill outside the Vanapa Hall in Aizawl.
The leading students’ bodies under the banner of the NESO look determined to ensure that the much talked about bill does not see the light of the day.
Through region wide protest, the NESO members say this is just a beginning of their long fight against the “controversial bill”.
First Published: 21st May, 2018 19:30 IST
TOPMOST STORY NOW
Live Assam Floods: People’s CM pays visit to flood affected Bajali and Barpeta￼28th June 2022
Live Rains lash Arunachal: East Siang admin issues alert as rivers rise dangerously28th June 2022
Live Assam CM visits flood-affected Barpeta Satra￼28th June 2022
Live All contributions matter; Airport ground staff’s Rs 50 for Assam flood relief28th June 2022
All contributions matter; Airport ground staff’s Rs 50 for Assam flood relief
As floods continue to wreak havoc in rain battered Assam, individuals and institutions are coming forth to extend their helping hands. Mukesh Ambani and his son had donated Rs 25 Crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Only yesterday actor Amir Khan had donated a sum of Rs 25 lakhs to the CM’s relief fund […]28th June 2022
Eknath Shinde dares CM Thackeray to reveal rebel names in his contact
Shinde also dared the Uddhav Thackeray faction to disclose the names of the rebel MLAs who are reportedly in contact with them.28th June 2022
Assam coping with flood aftermath: CM Sarma visits, Bajali, Barpeta Satra
Assam is coping with the aftermath of the floods that led to the large-scale loss of life and property in parts of the state.28th June 2022
Rebel Sena likely to make final move; Eknath Shinde makes public appearance after 6 days
Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs of the Eknath Shinde camp will hold a meeting today in the afternoon to discuss the further plan of action.28th June 2022
Assam battles flood fury, Manipur extends helping hand
CM Singh extended his condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in one of the deadliest floods Assam has ever faced.27th June 2022