Nagaland

DNSU along with JCPI organises candle light vigil in solidarity with North Eastern States

(Candle light vigil organised at Dimapur by DNSU and JCPI on Friday, December 13 | Photo: NagalandExpress)

Dimapur, December 13 (NE): Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) in collaboration with the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) organised a candle light vigil on Friday evening, December 13 at Khermahal Junction, Dimapur.

Addressing the gathering, DNSU President, Sedevilie Angami said, candle light vigil is organised in solidarity towards neighbouring Northeastern States that has been adversely affected because of Citizenship Ammendment Bill (CAB) which was passed in both the houses of the Parliament recently and also to show resentment against the unconstitutional bill.

Some of the NorthEast states has been kept out of the purview of CAB including Nagaland, but we are apprehensive that we are not out of danger in the near future, he added.

Expressing confidence on Supreme Court of India, DNSU President said, as the Supreme Court is the guardian of the Constitution, the Northeastern Students Union is taking this matter in the court of law. Now we have to wait what the court has to say. Further DNSU President thanked all the people who turned up for the candle light vigil.

The Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) Convenor
his speech, condemns the attack and killing of the protesters against CAB. We are happy that the Government of India through Home Ministry assured that Nagaland will not be affected by CAB. Due to Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations (BEFR) – Inner Line Permit (ILP) 1873 agreement Nagaland is completely safe from CAB, he added.

While some states in North East are safe from CAB because of ILP, today we organize this candle light vigil to show that we stand with other NE states especially Assam and Tripura which has been adversely affected because of Citizenship Ammendment Bill (CAB), JCPI Convenor added.