NESO demands special Constitutional safeguards for indigenous people, treating NE as SEZ

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Agartala, Nov 26, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

The North East Students' Organization (NESO) demanded special Constitutional safeguard order to protect and uplift the indigenous people of Tripura. The organization also demanded that North East should be treated as Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and setting up regional placement or employment exchange in the North-East with its networking covering the whole of the North-East.


The demands along with several other issue-specific demands were raised at the 6th general conference of the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) held at Khumulwng in West Triputa from November 24-26 last. The Tripura Students' Union (TSF) hosted the conference, said chairman of NESO Samuel B Jyrwa in a press meet in Agartala Press Club on Saturday (Nov 26).   


Sinam Prakash Singh, secretary general, NESO, Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharjya, chief advisor, and other newly nominate office bearers of the organization were present in the press meet.


In the general conference, discussions were held on the issue of the effects of illegal immigration from Bangladesh which is not only changing the demography of the region but also a threat to the nation as fundamentalists are using the region as a corridor. Other issues including the scenario of education in different states of North-East, employment and economic development in North-East were also discussed in the conference.


On Education in different States of the region, NESO opined that the present education system is predominantly of formal form and the need of the hour is to introduce more job-oriented courses, setting up vocational institutes. Moreover, education should be location specific and the curriculum should include the traditional values like culture, history, geography etc.


NESO also demanded for setting up of more professional and technical institutes in all states of North Eastern States.


They also demanded separate time zone for NE, declare flood and erosion of NE as a National Problem,inclusion of the Kok Borok, Khasi and Garo language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, NRC in all the other remaining states of North-East with a specific cut off year according to the unique situation of that particular state and repealing the CAA.