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BJP president was addressing a BJP youth workers’ rally in North Lakhimpur, Assam.
BJP president was addressing a BJP youth workers’ rally in North Lakhimpur, Assam.|File Image 
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NESO condemns Shah’s statement on Bill

Shah’s statement is an insult to the people’s movement of entire Northeast region against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: NESO

Damien Lepcha

ITANAGAR: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has strongly condemned the statement made by BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday that his party would bring the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 back if it wins the upcoming Lok Sabha polls to retain power at the Centre.

The BJP president while addressing a BJP youth workers’ rally in North Lakhimpur, Assam on Sunday had said that “if the BJP-led government was reinstated at the Centre, (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji would bring the Bill again.”

“Shah’s statement is an insult to the people’s movement of entire North East region against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The statement is also a clear reflection of the mindset of the party which indicates that they don't have any regard for the sentiments, emotions and welfare of the indigenous people,” the NESO said in a statement.

The NESO would once again like to reiterate that we are against the illegal Bangladeshis. We do not differentiate them on the basis of their religion as an illegal Bangladeshi is an illegal Bangladeshi irrespective whether he or she is a Hindu or Muslim. The NESO would like to send a clear message that we will never accept this draconian Bill, the statement added.

The union said the BJP’s plan is to reduce the microscopic indigenous communities to a minority by flooding the region with illegal Bangladeshis to achieve their Hindutva objective.

It has further called upon all the indigenous peoples of the Northeast to stand united to thwart such evil designs for the survival of one’s race, identity, culture, language and future generations.