NESO discusses State situation
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 24 2017:
The North East Students' Organisation (NESO), an apex body of eight students' groups of the North East region held an emergency meeting today at Guwahati with regard to the deteriorating situation in Manipur following the creation of seven new districts and the imposition of indefinite economic blockade since November 1 .
NESO comprises of Khasi Students' Union (KSU), All Assam Students' Union (AASU), Naga Students' Federation (NSF), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Twipra Students' Federation (TSF), All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU), Garo Students' Union (GSU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) .
According to a press release of the organisation, in the meeting, leaders of AMSU and NSF deliberated on the issue.
NESO expressed grave concern over the sufferings of the common people due to the prevailing situation in Manipur.
It demanded Government of India to intervene and bring all the parties involved to the negotiating table so that the issue can be resolved amicably.
The student body will meet Union Home Minister and Minister of State for Home to urge them to resolve the issue at the earliest, the release said.
The meeting reiterated its opposition to the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which aims to recognize all Hindu Bangladeshis as Indian citizens.
Government of India should know and understand that the North East is not a dumping ground of illegal migrants whether they are Hindus or Muslims.
The North East region will not take any burden of illegal foreigner who came after 1971 as per Assam Accord, it stated.