SHILLONG, Dec 9: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Monday has condemned the dictatorial attitude of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government for tabling the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the Parliament even as it expressed concern over the lackadaisical attitude of the state government to enact laws to protect the indigenous people.
Speaking to media person after the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting held in the union’s office, its president Lambokstarwell Margnar said that the effects of the CAB will not be visible immediately but in the long term the indigenous people of the state will bear the brunt.
“We reject the CAB out rightly,” Margnar said.
The KSU president also said that the union will adopt its own strategies without waiting for the state government to curb influx.
“We have decided that from now onwards we will on our own; regulate the entry of outsiders into the state,” Margnar said.
He also said that the exempt clause in the CAB for Sixth Scheduled area is irrelevant since there are no provisions in the institution to check influx even as he said that it has been there for many years but the fight against illegal influx is on.
Meanwhile, he said that the union is not satisfied with stand taken by the NPP led MDA Government to oppose the CAB. “We would like the Government to act rather than to verbally oppose the contentious bill,” KSU president said.
Asserting that it is high time for the State Government to take a firm stand on the issue of influx, he said that if the Government continues to sleep over the issue then the union is left with no option but to take on its own responsibility to dealt with the menace of illegal immigration. “If the youth take laws into their own hands then who is to be blame,” KSU president said.