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University, college students in NE boycott classes in protest against CAA


Guwahati/Kohima, January 22: University and college students in the Northeast on Wednesday boycotted classes in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the day when the Supreme Court refused to order stay on the law until the Centre is heard on the matter.
Thousands of students in Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh abstained from attending classes with some taking part in demonstrations and sit-in hunger strike.
“We didn’t attend classes on Wednesday and burnt copies of the gazette notification issued earlier this month regarding CAA coming into force,” said Moon Talukdar, general secretary of Gauhati University students union.
Nagaland: Protesting against the newly amended Citizenship law, universities and colleges in Nagaland remained shut for the day on Wednesday.
All the colleges, both private and Government, including Nagaland University remained shut down for the day supporting the movement against CAA 2019, ANCSU president Vimeyiekho Vitsu said.
He confirmed that except for a couple of colleges, which had their annual sports week in progress, all others remained closed.
Students of St Joseph College Jakhama also took out a peaceful rally and sat in protest outside the Raj Bhavan in the state capital with hundreds of students shouting slogans and holding placards.
The Nagaland University campuses in Zunheboto, Dimapur and Kohima also remained closed supporting the protest, informed a professor of NU. (Page News Service with agencies)