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Northeast Observes Black Day To Protest Against CAA

Black Day Observed by NESO Across NorthEast To Protest CAA

Various student and youth organisations in Northeast India observed a black day on the first anniversary of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) on Friday.

These organisation under the banner of NESO, which comprises the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Twipra Student Federation (TSF) and All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), displayed black flags and banners at all the important locations in the seven states of the Northeast region and also took out marches.

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The NESO, which is the apex students’ body of Northeast, said December 11, 2019 was still fresh in the memories of the people of the region as it was on this day that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) had become a law (CAA) following its passage in the Parliament.

It said despite continued opposition by the region’s indigenous people, the Centre had enacted the law.

In Assam, black flags were hoisted and black banners displayed by the members of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU). Samujjal Bhattacharya, advisor to the AASU, said the students would continue with the movement till CAA was repealed.

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“The Central government had passed the CAB in Parliament in total disregard of the sentiments of people of Northeast. CAA violates the Assam Accord. It is anti-indigenous, anti-Northeast, communal and unconstitutional. We will never accept this and we will keep fighting to ensure that this law is scrapped,” Bhattacharya said.

Through CAA, the Centre wants to protect the non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh besides Pakistan and Afghanistan who migrated till December 31, 2014.

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