Passing of the CAB, 2019 a “Black Day” for the Indigenous peoples of NE: NESO

Shillong, Dec 12: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), comprising of the Khasi Students’ Union, All Assam Students’ Union, Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Twipra Students’ Federation, All Manipur Students’ Union, Garo Students’ Union, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union and Naga Students’ Federation.

The student body representing eight major students’ movements of the seven North Eastern States condemns the sinister ploy of the Government of India to reduce the indigenous peoples of the North East to a minority in their own land by rewarding the illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh who belong to the 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, this will only encourage more infiltration from Bangladesh in which the North East shares a long border of about 1,741km.

The approval of this contentious Citizenship (Amendment)Bill 2019 by the Union Cabinet on the 4th December 2019, the passage of this Bill in the Lok Sabha on the 9th December 2019 and finally the passage of this Bill in the Rajya Sabha on the 11th December 2019 is spelling a bleak future for the indigenous peoples of the North East.

This is another political injustice perpetrated by the Government of India on the microscopic indigenous communities of North East, NESO termed this day the 11th December on which the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 was finally passed by the Rajya Sabha as a “Black Day” for the Indigenous peoples of the North East. Said the Chairman of the NESO Mr Samuel B Jyrwa in the press statement.

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