Dimapur, Jan. 11 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation on Friday announced it would be hoisting “black flags around the state” to show it resentment at “the perpetration of state-sponsored atrocities against the public and indigenous people” in the northeast region recently.
This move from the NSF comes in the backdrop of the North East Students Organisation’s call to protest the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the parliament.
A statement from the NSF listed the following as reasons behind the decision to hoist “black flags” (on unspecified days):
- Police firing upon unarmed protestors in Twipra on Jan. 8.
- (Alleged) Police attack on ambulance carrying the injured persons.
- Blocking of NESO officials on their way to meet the injured at Khumlwng Hospital, Twipra on Jan. 11
- Police firing upon protestors at Imphal, Manipur on Jan. 11 resulting in four persons’ injury