NESO condemns BJP’s manifesto on Citizenship Amendment Bill

Shillong, April 8: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) on Monday condemned the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) for including in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls which promised to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, if it comes back to power.

“NESO would like to send a clear message that it will not allow anyone to put our future generation at risk, and the movement is on and will continue for uplift, safeguard, protection from both internal and external aggression,” NESO Chairman, Samuel Jyrwa said.

Jyrwa reminded that the whole of North East was up in arms against the move by the Indian government in recent months to pass the CAB in the Rajya Sabha.

“NESO strongly condemns this move by the BJP as it clearly shows that it has no regard for the welfare of the microscopic indigenous communities of the North East but rather this move is to reduce us to a minority in our own land,” he said.

Moreover, the NESO reiterated that it does not distinguish people on the basis of their religion because ‘a foreigner is a foreigner.”

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