Northeast student organization calls Northeast bandh on January 8

The Northeast Student organization (NESO) ,an amalgamation of main students’ bodies of all the seven Northeastern states, has called for a 11-hour Northeast bandh on January 8 against Centre’s bid to pass controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the parliament.

Samujjal kumar bhattacharyya at press conference

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, All Assam Students union(AASU) chief adviser Mr Samujjal Bhattacharyya said that the BJP government has forced them to declare bandh after 10 years despite their reluctance.

“BJP government has snubbed the protests being carried out by the people of Assam against the Citizenship Bill and made an all out effort to pass it in the parliament. We will never going to accept it,” Bhattacharyya said.

The AASU and 30 ethnic organisations of Assam have called upon the people of Assam to make the bandh successful.

Bhattacharya said that the AASU and 30 organisations will observe black day on January 7, when JPC will submit its report in the parliament.

He further said that they will burn copies of the Bill across the state on that day as a mark of protests.

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