NESO to "wage war" against Bangladeshi infiltrators

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Itanagar, Nov 17 (UNI) Sounding a "war beagle" against Bangladeshi migrants, the North East Students' Organisation(NESO) has demanded from the Centre to moot out appropriate strategies to deport the infiltrators from the Northeast.

''We will not compromise at any cost and will resort to a series of vigorous agitations throughout the region, if the Centre failed to check the threat posed by these infiltrators to the indigenous population of the region,'' NESO Chairman Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya told a press conference here yesterday.

Blaming all political parties of the region for the problem, Dr Bhattacharya pointed out that a three-pronged strategy needs to be adopted to control the threat of infiltration from across the border.

The NESO chief said that while adequate steps were being taken on the Indo-Pak border, Delhi has shown an apathetic attitude towards the North Eastern states.

The students' body said that they were not against any community or religion but concerned over the infiltration issue, especially considering the demographic threat faced by the region.

Accusing the political parties for protecting the foreigners for their vote banks, Dr Bhattacharya said that the apex students' body would continue to pressurize the Centre and respective state governments till effective measures were taken against illegal influx into North East.

NESO advisor Artax Shimray said that the NE states were yet to have a defined law for identifying migrant labour and demanded all parties to clarify their stand on the infiltration issue. ''It is the duty of the Central government to protect the interest of the people of the region,'' Mr Shimray said.

The apex students' organisation of the region yesterday extended its solidarity to All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union(AAPSU), who sat on a dharna at Raj Bhawan demanding immediate removal of Professor Kalyan Kumar, Director of North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology(NERIST) for his alleged plagiarism.


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