The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has demanded that the NRC (National Register for Citizens) process must be carried out in all the north-eastern States even as it strongly opposed the CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill).
It further demanded ILP (Inner Line Permit) in each of the NE States, and exempt the region from the purview of the Indo-Nepal Treaty of Friendship, 1950.
The NESO made its representation before Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday and demanded implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in all the Northeastern States with a base year that might differ depending upon the unique history of each State, Constitutional safeguards with rights over land and natural resources among others.
The NESO expressed the view that due to the influx of refugees from Bangladesh during and after the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, at least 11 districts of Assam out of 24 are now dominated by non-indigenous people.
At the same time, the NESO demanded that steps should be taken for the recruitment of indigenous people in the government sector as well as the PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings).