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JNU attack: Tenyimi students raise black flag in protest

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By Our Reporter Updated: Jan 08, 2020 10:26 pm
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TSUD officials hoist a black flag at their office building at Tenyimi Union Dimapur at NST Colony in Dimapur on Wednesday.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, Jan. 8 (EMN):
Following the violent act towards students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on January 5— which left 34 students injured in the country’s capital, New Delhi—the Tenyimi Students’ Union Dimapur (TSUD) organised a ‘symbolic protest’ by hoisting a black flag at the TSUD office in Dimapur on Wednesday.

The symbolic protest was held to signify solidarity to all the students and protestors across the country standing up against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Speaking at the protest, the president of TSUD, Rukewezo Wetsah strongly condemned the violence committed towards the student community in the very heart of the country. Adding that it was a sad time for the citizens of India because of the series of injustice happening in our country today, he stated, “we bow our heads in shame against the violence committed towards the student community and to the ‘non-violent protestors’ protesting all over India”.

Stating that it was the first phase of the protest, he said that a series of phases would be taken up in the coming days to stand against the CAA and against violence. He was hopeful that all the other organisations would also join hands in the protest.

Former president of TSUD, Jenpu also spoke at the protest. In his speech, Jenpu said that the core issue right now was the injustice towards the youths and the citizens of the country.

 “We cannot even speak out, we cannot tell the truth. If we tell the truth, we are anti-national”, he said adding that all these elements were happening today in India.

Following the flag hoisting, the TSUD observed one-minute prayer for the victims of the violence.

Officials of TSUD informed that all the nine units of TSUD also hoisted a black flag in their own respective offices.

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By Our Reporter Updated: Jan 08, 2020 10:26:00 pm