The North East Students’ Organization (NESO) will observe Black Day in all seven states on December 11, as a mark of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which is a political injustice against the indigenous people of the region.
In a statement issued on Friday, NESO chairman Samuel B Jyrwa said the organization would like to remind the people of the whole of North East that on the 11th December 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.
NESO, has declared that the 11th December will always be remembered as a Black Day for the whole of the North East.
“So, in continuation of this Observation of this Black Day, 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 on the 11th of December 2023,” Jyrwa said.
“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 against the indigenous peoples of the North East,” he said.
Jyrwa said 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 which is our God given right.