NESO demands Special Education Commission for NE

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Shillong, Dec 20 (UNI) The North East Students' Organisation (NESO) today reiterated its demand of setting up a Special Education Commission to look into the areas pertaining to civil service courses and human resource development.

The NESO, an umbrella of eight students bodies in the Northeast, also urged the Congress-led UPA government to further increase the number of educational institutions, including the vocational ones, besides setting up of libraries in all the capitals of the region.

Today, the eight students' bodies resubmitted the memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh through their respective Governors to implement their charter of demands.

Expressing concern over the flow of migrants from neighbouring countries, the NESO has demanded a white paper on the policy on containing the ''illegal migrants'' rather than a reactive approach to this issue.

''The Indo-Nepal friendship treaty needs to be repealed as it has opened a 'flood gate' to lakhs of Nepali nationals to settle in the North East,'' the student body demanded.

The NESO also asked the Centre to repeal impunitive legislations and draconian laws from the North East citing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the National Security Act, the Punjab State Security Act and the Assam Maintenance of Public Order imposed upon district councils in the region.

The students' organization in its memo further demanded for a special commission to undertake a sustainable economic policy for the region in light of the centre's Look East Policy initiative.


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