Imphal, Dec 12
The North East Students’ Organisation – an apex students’ body comprising of Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), All Assam Students’ Union (AU), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF), All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Garo Students’ Union (GSU), All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and Naga Students’ Federation has called December 11- the day of passing Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as “Black Day”.
Terming the passing of the contentious Cab as a sinister ploy of the Government of India the NESO said that the measure is to reduce the indigenous people of the North East to a minority in their own land by rewarding the illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh who belong to religious denomination of Hindus, Sikhs, jains, Parsis, Buddhist or Christians who have illegally entered North East by granting them Indian citizenship.
“The government instead of detaining and deporting these illegal infiltrators from our land is granting them Indian Citizenship, that will only encourage more infiltration from Bangladesh in which the North East shares a long border of about 1,741 km. The approval of this contentious CAB, 2019 by the Union cabinet on Dec. 4 , 2019 , the passage of this Bill in the Lok Sabha on December 9, 2019 and finally the passage of the Bill in RS on Dec. 11 is spelling a bleak future for the indigenous people of the North East”, the NESO statement said and added that this is another political injustice perpetrated by the Government of India on the microscopic indigenous communities of North East.