Guwahati: An initiative of ‘A chapter for NE’ has been taken up by various student organizations from different universities of Northeast India as a mass movement online, termed as “Twitter Storm”.
The students across the Northeast have demanded the introduction of a chapter on the NE states highlighting culture, ethnicity, people, and society of people living in mainstream India in the academic curriculum of schools all over the country.
On June 4, this joint movement will be targeting Twitter using collective hashtags as an online mode of protests to state their demands and get the attention of the authorities.
Over 30 student organizations from the northeast, key politician, and personalities from the region have come together to support the initiative.
Assam heartthrob Zubeen Garg has also extended his support towards the ‘Twitter Storm’.
People participating in the virtual gathering that would happen on Friday between 6 pm and 8 pm will tweet with the hashtags #AchapterforNE and #Northeastmatters.
The Twitter storm has been sparked after a video was released by a 21-year-old YouTuber Paras Singh, who allegedly made a racial slur on Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering and also claimed that Arunachal Pradesh was a part of China.
Singh was booked on Tuesday for “inciting ill-will and hatred” against the people of Arunachal Pradesh under sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), 502 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
A CJM court in Arunachal Pradesh has put him in judicial custody for six days.
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