SHILLONG, Feb 18: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has condemned the state of BJP National president Amit Shah that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be brought back if the party regain power after the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
“This statement is a clear reflection of the mindset which indicates that they don’t have any regard for the sentiments, emotions and welfare of the indigenous people of the northeast but rather their design is to reduce the microscopic indigenous communities to a minority by flooding the region with illegal Bangladeshis to achieve their Hindutva objective,” NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa said.
NESO while termed it as an insult to the people’s movement of the whole of the northeast against the Bill which resulted in the inability of the BJP-led NDA government to table it in the Rajya Sabha.
The NESO also reiterated their stand that they are against illegal Bangladeshis and do not differentiate them on the basis of their religion.
“An illegal Bangladeshi is an illegal Bangladeshi irrespective whether Hindu or Muslim,” Jyrwa said.
The NESO chairman also said that the NESO would like to send a clear message to Shah and his ilk that it will never accept this draconian Bill.
The NESO also called upon all the indigenous people of the northeast to stand united to thwart the evil designs for the survival of the race, identity, culture, language and future generations.