Dimapur, January 6: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) will imposed 11-hour total bandh in its jurisdiction on January 8 from 5 am to 4 pm in protest against the Centre’s bid to get the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in the parliament.
The total bandh is called by the North East Students’ Organization (NESO), a banner organization of 11 frontline students’ organization in the region, including the NSF.
In a statement, NSF said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 16, 2016, intends to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 and seek to give Indian citizenships to illegal migrants on religious preference especially to those illegal immigrants who have come from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The NSF also strongly condemned the announcement made by Prime Minister of India to table the controversial Bill and that it will be passed soon. The federation warned GoI that they must not gamble with the future of the indigenous people of NE.
Meanwhile the NSF has directed all federating units and sub-ordinate bodies to enforce the bandh in their respective jurisdiction. It also appealed to all civil society, business community and general public to cooperate with the bandh.
CSU: The Chakhesang Student’s Union (CSU) in compliance with the North East Students Organisation (NESO) and Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) have called for a bandh on January 8 from 5 am to 4 pm within its jurisdiction against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The CSU appealed the district administration, law enforcing agencies, business establishments and all school and colleges to remain close on the bandh day as the bill posses a threat to the rights of indigenous people,
CSU president Lavoto Chizo sought the cooperation and support from student leaders, right thinking citizens, general public and all its affiliated units and subordinate bodies to remain vigilant and active during the bandh.
Weddings, medical emergency have been exempted from the purview of the bandh, said CSU. (Page News Service)
Exemption from purview of bandh
1. Press and media
5. Para Military
6. Pre-engaged programs like wedding, conventions & conferences (should possess card & programme copy)
7. Students moving back to their places of study (should possess copy of tickets for their journey)