Shillong, Dec 11: The KSU on Saturday displayed a banner which read “detect, delete and deport all Bangladeshi/East Pakistanis who entered Khasi-Jaintia Hills since 1971″.
The ‘banner’ protest was as part of the black day stir against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.
The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) had called the black day in Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills region of the state.
The demand of NESO has been to scrap the CAA and implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the whole of the North East.
Black flags and black banners were put up in strategic locations across the state.
The banners also read, “The president of India is least concerned about the welfare of NE by assenting CAB in 2019,” “Replace CAA with ILP in Meghalaya”, “NESO will never accept CAA” and “We want a foreigners’ free Meghalaya, scrap CAA.”
NESO chief Samuel B Jyrwa said on December 11, 2019 despite the relentless opposition of the indigenous people of the North East against the CAB, 2019, the Centre did not pay any heed and passed the bill.
Jyrwa said hence NESO had announced that December 11 will always be remembered as a black day for the whole of the North East.
“This day is observed to give a message to the Government of India that we are against the CAA and also at the same time remind our people and our posterior of yet another political injustice that the government of India perpetrated against the indigenous peoples of the North East,” Jyrwa said.