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NESO to hold sit-in protest at gateway of North East

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 31:
Irked over the indifference matted out to North East students in the main land India, different students organization under the banner ‘North East Students’ Organization (NESO)’, on Thursday publicized its first phase of agitations by holding a sit-in-protest on June 7 at Guwahati.
Addressing a press conference here, NESO, Information and Publicity Secretary and Former KSU president, Samuel B Jyrwa said, “We have decided to stage a one-day sit-in-protest in Guwahati on June 7, over the failure of the central government to address various issues affecting the North East region.”
“The decision to go for a sit-in protest in the gateway of North East (Guwahati) was taken after the general council meeting of the NESO which was held at Guwahati on May 29,” Jyrwa informed.
He also informed that it is the first phase of agitation to demand the central government to address the issues pertaining to the North East Region (NER).
“Discrimination against our students (North Eastern) studying in different parts of country is one of the serious issues which have tormented us. We demand the government to safe-guard the lives of North eastern students studying in main land India,” the publicity secretary of NESO asserted adding “The other issues of concern are, influx, lifting of the Armed Forces Special Power’s Act (AFSPA) from NE region, separate Ministry for North East and scrapping of the Indo Nepal Treaty from NE.”
He also added that due increase illegal infiltrators from the neighboring countries and to keep a check the NASO also demands the implementation of the ‘Inner-Line Regulation’ permit in the entire North East.
Furthermore, Jyrwa also informed that the sit-in-protest would be followed by ‘march’ and ‘sit-in-strike’ in front of the Governor’s House of all the North Eastern states, the dates for which will be decided on June 7 in Guwahati.


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