Members of the Twipra Students Federation observe black day against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Takarjala on Friday Credit: EastMojo Image

Agartala: A year after the BJP-led NDA government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament, several students’ organisation including the Twipra Students Federation (TSF) observed the day as ‘Black Day’ as a mark of protest against the central government.

The North East Students Organization, an umbrella organisation of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) and Twipra Students Federation (TSF) took to the street with blacks flags and banners in all important locations across the region.

Speaking with EastMojo, John Debbarma, general secretary, TSF said the CAA has caused “threat to the indigenous community in the Northeast region.”

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He also said that the bill is dangerous for the people in the region as it will turn the indigenous communities into minority communities.

Last year, despite widespread protest across the region and country, the controversial Bill was passed.

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Indigenous political parties, including the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), extended their support for the protest called by the students.

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