Shillong, Dec 11: To express its continued opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the North East Students Organisation (NESO) observed December 11 as ‘Black Flag day’ and said that the observation is to give a message to the Government of India that NESO is against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
Recently, the NESO said that the Black Flag day observation is to remind the people and the posterior of “another political injustice” that the Government of India perpetrated on the indigenous peoples of the North East.
NESO mentioned that despite relentless opposition of the indigenous peoples of the North East against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, the Union Government passed the CAA and termed it as “Draconian Law”.
In this connection, NESO, declared that December 11 will always be remembered as a Black Day for the whole of the North East.
To express its opposition to the Act, the NESO displayed Black Flags and Black Banners in all the important places of all the seven states.
The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) affiliated with North East Students Organisation (NESO) displayed black flags in different places across the state as part of the Observation of Black Day by NESO on December 11 when the contentious issue of Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Parliament.
In this connection, the KSU members have displayed black banners in Motphran area with writings that read “December 11, 2019, the day CAA became an Act. A black day for the indigenous NE.communites”, “ka jylla Meghalaya ka angnud ia ka ILP ym ia ka CAA (Meghalaya aspires to have an ILP not CAA)”, “NESO will never accept CAA”, “Replace CAA with ILP in Meghalaya”, etc.