SHILLONG, Feb 13: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) team led by its chairman Samuel B Jyrwa has hailed the non-tabling of the Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha as the ‘Moral Victory’ for the people of the North East.
A delegation of NESO has been campaigning against the Citizenship Bill in New Delhi for the past few days. The NESO leaders have met numerous political leaders to seek their support in stalling the contentious Bill if introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa said “NESO would like to take this opportunity to call this momentous occasion as a ‘Moral Victory’ for the indigenous people of the North East and we can achieve in stalling this Bill is only because of the united continuous movement of the people.”
“This also goes on to show that the Government of India will not concede to our demands on a platter but we have to fight and struggle for the protection and survival of our indigenous people of North East,” he said.
Jyrwa also said that NESO would like to give a strong warning to the Government of India not to adopt, implement policies which is detrimental to the interest of indigenous people of North East.
Congratulating the people of the region, he said through the united and concerted effort the Government of India has not been able to table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 on the floor of the Rajya Sabha.
The NESO also thanked the Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma and Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga for taking a bold stand on the issue even as it expressed its gratitude to Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar in which his party the JD(U) has even taken a resolution in their National Executive Council to oppose the CAB.
It also thanked the component organizations who have worked very hard and sacrifice a lot to oppose this draconian Bill.
The NESO also expressed its deep sense of appreciation to the different political parties who have extended their unstinted support to this cause particularly the Shiv Sena, Congress (I), SP, BJD, TMC, DMK, SAD, NPP, AGP,TDP, BPF and also even other political parties who have extended their support in opposing this Bill.
“NESO could not forget all the people who were injured during this movement especially in Tripura, Manipur and Assam and salute their bravery and wish for their speedy recovery and their sacrifice has not gone in vain,” Jyrwa said in the statement.