After two years of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the country, the bugle has again sounded. This time this protest is being led by the North East Students Organization (NESO) in all the states in Northeast India.
Due to this, the students of NESO staged dharna on Wednesday at the headquarters of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. Protesters say that due to CAA, illegal arrival of people from border countries will increase in their states.
The government got the CAA passed by Parliament in December 2019. In this law , a provision has been made to give Indian citizenship to people of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian religions who have come to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh .
People of these communities who came to India before December 31, 2014, will be given citizenship immediately, while those coming after or after will get citizenship after staying in India for six years.
There has been a huge protest in the country regarding CAA
The people of this community believe that this law can be misused against them for not mentioning the Muslim community in this law. In this regard , the protest at Shaheen Bagh started from December 15, 2019 , which lasted for about 100 days.Children including Muslim women participated in this. There was also violence in Delhi regarding this, in which about 54 people died.
CAA is against the states of Northeast India- NESO President
NESO President Samuel Jirwa said that due to CAA, illegal arrival of people from border countries in their states will increase. In such a situation it is clear that CAA is against all the states of Northeast India including Assam . He has been raising the issue of illegal migration of people for a long time, but even after this the government made a law on CAA. He said that non-violent dharna demonstrations are being organized in the capitals of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura today.
Everyone has the right to protest- Assam BJP President
Assam BJP chief Bhabesh Kalita on the protests that started in the state said, “India is a democratic country and everyone has the right to protest. It has to be seen how people react to the fresh protests. I hope that The people of the state will not be affected by sentiments and this time there will be nothing like the disruptive and violent incidents that happened during the anti-CAA protests two years ago.”
Police appeals to students to stay away from protests
Here, police in Assam appealed to student organizations to stay away from protests and instead indulge in development activities.Director General of Police (DGP) Law and Order GP Singh said that the police is ready to deal with the protests. The state is witnessing an environment of development and it should not be hampered by protests. He appeals to the people to avoid violent protests.