NESO & AAPSU to observe Black Day on 11th December
STATE: NESO (North East Student Organization) will observe "Black Day" on 11th of December 2021, herein the state, the student's apex body viz, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) will also observe black day across the state along with its federating unit to commemorate the passing of anti-indigenous CAB-19 bill.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed on 11th December 2019 even after a strong protest from the people across the North-Eastern states. Since then, apex bodies like AASU (All Assam Student's Union), NESO, and AAPSU had been observing the said day as a black day.
The first anniversary was observed in the previous year of 11th Dec 2020.
The year has passed swiftly but the moments have not yet faded from the memories of the North-East indigenous. The mass protest, the sound of the slogans, & dead of loved ones still captivate the past memory of the CAA protest.
"The protests in the form of black day observations across the state and northeast by the constituent members of North Eastern Students Organisation is a grim reminder of the injustice the central government have meted out to the people of the northeast" Stated AAPSU general secretary Tobom Dai .
AAPSU had made its stand clear by reminding the government that apart from being engulfed with the political system of the country and trying to protect the chair, the leader in the parliament should also bend their thought towards the people's aspirations and needs accordingly.
Meanwhile, NESO has called upon all the North-East people, in particular, to unitedly observe the Black Day on the 11th of Dec and keep the spirit of oneness among each other for any good cause.
RECAPITULATION OF CAA?
The Indian government, while proposing this Amendment, said, that its bill aims to grant quicker access to citizenship to those who have fled religious persecution in neighbouring countries and have taken refuge in India. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 19 July 2016 as the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
It was referred to the Joint parliamentary committee on 12 August 2016. The Committee submitted its report on 7 January 2019 to Parliament. The Bill was taken into consideration and passed by Lok Sabha on 8 January 2019. It was pending for consideration and passing by the Rajya Sabha. Consequent to the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, this Bill has lapsed.
After the formation of the 17th Lok Sabha, the Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on 4 December 2019 for introduction in the parliament. The Bill was introduced in 17th Lok Sabha by the Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on 9 December 2019 and was passed on 10 December 2019, with 311 MPs voting in favour and 80 against the Bill.
The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 11 December 2019 with 125 votes in favour and 105 votes against it. Those voted in favour included Janata Dal (United), AIADMK, Biju Janata Dal, TDP and YSR Congress Party.