The North East Students’ Organization (NESO) on Wednesday demanded implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in entire northeastern states.
A NESO delegation met union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and also demanded withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 .
A 15-member delegation led by NESO advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya also met Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju separately in New Delhi and raised altogether eight burning issues pertaining to the northeastern states.
“We have mainly highlighted eight burning issues of the northeast,” AASU president Dipanka Nath told Northeast Now.
He said the student delegation has also demanded the Centre to carry out the NRC update exercises in all NE states to solve the problem of illegal influx from Bangladesh.
The delegation also demanded the government to take stringent steps to stop illegal influx from across the border.
The delegation of the eight different students’ organisations of the northeast in its memorandum submitted to the central leadership talked about the pollution issues of the river Brahmaputra.
A demand for separate time zone for the NE states and declaring the recurrent floods in the NE region as a national disaster has also been raised by the student leaders. The student leaders have also included the recent Siang flood problem in its charter of demands.
The student organisations have said that due to the influx of migrants from Bangladesh “indigenous people have become minority in their own land.”