The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), a conglomeration of various student bodies of the State has expressed its solidarity with the Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF) which is observing a black day today being the 2nd Anniversary of the brutal atrocity committed by the security personnel upon the TSF activists while they were in a peaceful and democratic movement against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 which has now become an Act, at Madhav Bari, on January 8, 2019.
NESO chairman, Samuel Jyrwa said that the security personnel involved in to the heinous atrocity should have been punished, but sadly till today no one of the so called security personnel who were involved into the nexus of police fire/atrocity upon the TSF activists are being punished or punitive action was taken against them.
“The indigenous communities of Tripura are not only marginalised but also oppressed and suppressed by the Government of Tripura headed by non-indigenous Tripuris. In this backdrop, NESO demands that the police personnel involved in the unwarranted firing upon the indigenous peoples of Tripura should be punished and action taken against them,” Jyrwa said.
Meanwhile, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) a constituent of the NESO also expressed its solidarity with the indigenous tribes of Tripura and condemned the “brutality meted ” out on the TSF members by the state’s security forces.