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CAA protest in Shillong

Shillong Assamese community,KSU and SCCASA holds sit-in demonstration

Shillong: The Anti Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 protest on 16.12.2019 gained momentum in Shillong CAA agitation as Assamese community of Shillong and SCCASA joined in a peaceful Sit-In protest.

The Shillong Socio-Cultural Assam Students Association (SCCASA) held a sit-in demonstration at Asom Krishti Kendra in Dhankheti on Monday demanding implementation of the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation, 1873, or the inner line (ILP) permit system in the North East.

Members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) led by its general secretary Donald V Thabah also joined the sit-in.

“We demand from the Centre to repeal the Act since it is a legislation that is against the interest and sentiments of the people of the region. CAA will… divide the indigenous communities of the region,” said Dheeman Bhuyan, advisor to the Assam Socio-Cultural Association.

Bhuyan informed that a leader of a Hindu organisation in Dhaka, Govinda Chandra Pramanik, told reporters there that 2.5 crore Hindus could migrate to India with the hope of getting citizenship.

“Where will we accommodate them? Already there are shortage of government jobs, resources and space. We cannot accommodate anymore,” he added.

According to Thabah, while the Assamese community is supporting ILP for Meghalaya, KSU is extending its support to implementation of the Assam Accord.

“The stand of NESO and KSU is that ILP should be implemented in the whole region,” said Thabah, adding that th