Other States

Students march against Citizenship Act in Itanagar

People stand next to vehicles that were set ablaze by demonstrators during a protest on Thursday, after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in Guwahati, December 13, 2019.

People stand next to vehicles that were set ablaze by demonstrators during a protest on Thursday, after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in Guwahati, December 13, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

more-in

Hundreds of students of Rajiv Gandhi University in Itanagar marched towards the Governor's House, about 28 km south of the campus, protesting against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

The students began the march around 9 am. They were joined by protesters from the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), other students' unions and others, participants of the march said.

“Tripura and Assam are burning, we should show our solidarity because there is an attempt to mute their voice. We are raising the voice for them and for us,” a student leader of NERIST said at the rally. “These anti-indigenous people acts by the BJP raise the question if we are safe, if our States are safe... so the protest will go on till our voices are heard,” he added.

The protesters also expressed concern over the Inner Line Permit. “if article 370 can be removed in Kashmir, the ILP is nothing,” a student leader said.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 18, 2020 11:43:41 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/students-protested-against-cab-in-arunachal/article30297425.ece

Next Story