Citizenship Bill: NESO warns centre on taking policy against Northeast people

The NESO statement came hours after the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday was adjourned sine die.

New Delhi

The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has warned the Centre not to adopt, implement any policy which is detrimental to the interest of indigenous people of North-East.

The NESO statement came hours after the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday was adjourned sine die ‘without the tabling the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the House.

Terming the stalling of the Bill as a ‘moral victory’ for the indigenous people of the North-East, the NESO congratulated the entire indigenous people of the region and said ‘it was through the people’s united and concerted effort’, the Centre was not been able to table the Bill at the floor of Upper House.

NESO would like to thank all the component organizations who have worked very hard and sacrifice a lot to oppose this draconian Bill.

The statement hailed the bold stand taken by chief ministers Meghalaya and Mizoram Conrad Sangma and Zoramthanga respectively, the different Students’ unions, social organisations, Women Organisations.

Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has welcomed the non-passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Rajya Sabha and terms the development as a “huge victory” for the people of Arunachal in particular and Northeast in general against the unmindful and bulldozing tactics of present BJP led Union Government.

The Union thanked all those individuals, organisations including political parties who steadfastly stood against the contentious Bill despite all odds.


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