The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has announced that it will observe December 11 as a ‘Black Day’.
Activists of the Students’ body will display black flags and black banners at important locations across all the Northeast States on December 11.
It was on December 11 last year that the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the Parliament.
The announcement has been made by North East Students’ Organisation chairman Samuel B Jyrwa.
“NESO has decided that there will be a display of black flags and black banners in all important places of seven Northeast States,” Samuel Jyrwa said.
Jyrwa recalling the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament on December 11 last year said, “The Government of India did not pay heed to the opposition of the people of Northeast and passed the draconian law known as Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, in the Rajya Sabha.”
“NESO has therefore declared that December 11 will always be remembered as a Black Day for the whole of the Northeast,” Jyrwa further said.
Jyrwa further said that observing December 11 as a ‘Black Day’, will send a strong message to the Centre that the people of Northeast are still against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“Observing black day will also remind our people of yet another political injustice that the Government of India perpetrated on the indigenous people of the Northeast,” Jyrwa said.
NESO comprises of 8 top student bodies of 7 Northeast States – All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), 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).