NESO wants centre to address the issue of Myanmar national seeking refuge in region

Shillong, Apr 12: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) a conglomerate of various student unions of the region has urged the centre with the consent of state governments of Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh to properly address the plight of the Myanmarese nationals who are seeking shelter in these four states.

The NESO wants that the centre should provide necessary temporary support to these shelter seekers until the situation in Myanmar improves and they be sent back to their homeland.

The NESO constituents, in a meeting on April 9, via video conferencing discussed the present volatile situation in Myanmar especially the plight of the affected people seeking shelter in the Northeastern states.

During the meeting a discussion was held on the resemblance of the culture, heritage, ethnicity, history and identity of the Myanmarese ethnic groups specifically from the Sagaing Region and Chin State and the indigenous communities specifically of the states of Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh who also shares a common international border.

In the meeting the NESO expressed shock and grieve at the heavy loss of life in the ongoing bloodshed in the aftermath of the coup of the democratically elected Government by the military junta; thereby trampling democracy and human rights under the military boots. NESO strongly condemns the inhumane atrocities committed by the Military junta against its’ own people causing a mass exodus and refugee problem to the neighbouring countries.

The NESO urged the Government of India to prevail in its capacity to the Myanmar Military Junta to stop bloodshed and loss of lives and to seek the immediate restoration of democracy in the said country.

Meanwhile, the NESO has also reiterated its stand on the illegal inflow of Bangladeshis who have entered the region that they should be deported, demand for implementation of ILP in the other Northeastern states, implementation of all Clauses of Assam Accord and opposition to Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

The NESO also wants the deportation of Chakma and Hajong refugees from Arunachal Pradesh, the non-application of the Indo-Nepal Treaty of Friendship 1950 in the Northeastern region and for total implementation of all the recommendations of the high power Committee constituted by Government of India on Clause 6 of Assam Accord.

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