Guwahati, January 12: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) observed ‘Black Day’ on Saturday across the Northeastern region protesting against Madhabbari police firing incident in Tripura where the police open fired on the protestors opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on January 8.
The police had fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to chase away the protesters.
After the firing incident, prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC had been imposed for an indefinite period at Tripura’s Madhabbari and adjacent areas.
The NESO comprises of Khasi Students’ Union, All Assam Students’ Union, Naga Students’ Federation, Mizo Zirlai Pawi, Twipra Students’ Federation, All Manipur Students’ Union, Garo Students’ Union and All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union.
As per reports, the security forces also attacked the ambulance, which was carrying the injured to the hospital.
NESO adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya slammed the Tripura Government and Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and stated that Deb is “incapable” of understanding the pain of indigenous people.