As a mark of protest against the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, the North East Students’ Organization (NESO) has decided to observe a ‘black day’ on December 11.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, NESO chairman Samuel B Jyrwa said the NESO has declared that December 11 will always be remembered as a black day for the whole of the North East.
In continuation of this observation of this Black Day, Jyrwa said the NESO has decided that there will be a display of black flags and black banners in all the important places of all the seven states (including Meghalaya).
He reminded that on December 11, 2019, despite the relentless opposition of the indigenous peoples of the North East against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, the Government of India did not pay heed and it finally through the Rajya Sabha passed the Dacronian Law which is known as Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
“This observation is to give a message to the Government of India that we are against this Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 and also at the same time to remind our people and our posterior of yet another political injustice that the Government of India perpetrated on the indigenous peoples of the North East,” he said.
Meanwhile, the NESO calls upon all the people of the North East to support this observation and at the same time to keep on fighting for the just cause of our God-given right.