NUSU attends students’ conference against CAA

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/21/2020 10:00:58 AM IST

Tezpur University Students’ Council organised a students’ conference under the theme, “Echoes from the hills” held at Dr. Bhupen  Hazarika Kalabhumi Tezpur on January 19, attended by various colleges/universities of North Eastern region to voice out against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

A press release from Nagaland University Students’ Union (NUSU) stated that, the purpose of the public conference was to garner the ideas of youth from the Northeast and to present to the various dignitaries present at the conference and as well as the public, the resolutions and demands as agreed in absolute majority by the students’ union at a closed door meeting held on January 18. 

The conference was held at Dr. Bhupen  Hazarika Kalabhumi and was attended by various dignitaries such as Dr. Narayan Sarma, social activist and founder of Assam Jatiya Vidyalaya and also Dr. Lakhi Goswami, president of Dr. Bhupen  Hazarika Kalabhumi who was also the chairperson of the conference. 

The public along with the dignitaries showed great support towards the initiative taken up by the young students’ leaders against the threat of CAA, especially for the indigenous people of North East. 

Dr. Narayan, told the young leaders to lead the path in the right way and emphasized on the role on young leaders to influence the society and spread awareness about the dangers of CAA. Soneswar Narah a peasant activist of Jeepal Krisak Sramik Sangha (JKSS) stated that youths are the builders of the future and to continue to walk in the light and stand for what is right. General secretary of NUSU (L), Süyievelü stressed on how Nagaland is infested with thousands, if not lakhs of illegal immigrants who are taking control of marketing scenario, economy and will very soon come for “our rights, our land and our identity.” 

Asst. social & cultural secy Sentikala also stated that if one looks at the railway station and slum areas of Nagaland, especially in Dimapur 98% of them are not Naga people but are rather illegal immigrants. Literary & mag secy Inaholi also voiced out about how there were no slum areas in Nagaland in the past, but due to the negligence of the strict checking and implementation of ILP the immigrants have flooded and multiplied which also added to the pollution. 

Four representatives from Nagaland University was led by the General Secretary NUSU (L)  Süyievelü Venuh, information & publicity secy NUSU (L) Mewekhro Mero, literary & magazine secy NUSU (KC) Inaholi and asst. social & cultural Secy NUSU (KC) Sentikala. 


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