From Our Correspondent
Guwahati: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), an umbrella organisation of influential students organisations from all the N-E states barring Sikkim, on Thursday held a protest demonstration in the heart of the city here demanding the Government of India’s immediate action on their long-standing demands.
Leaders of the NESO converged here to reiterate aloud on their demands that include immediate action by Government of India to prevent harassment of students and youth from the Northeast in other parts of the country.
The NESO leaders commented that if such harassment of N-E students and youth continued in the rest of the country including places like Delhi, Bangalore, Haryana, it would definitely contribute to aggravation of the sense of alienation in the region.
The NESO leaders made a fresh appeal to the Centre to take expeditious steps to solve the problem of illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam and update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951 in Assam on the basis of 1971 voters’ list.
One of the prominent demands of the NESO included call for halt in construction of mega dams on rivers in the Northeast which falls in Seismic Zone V, before carrying out proper and neutral downstream impact study.
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