Gangtok, Dec 17
Sikkim University Student’s Association [SUSA] has urged everyone not to politicise its protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. The association further urged the organisations and individuals not to do advocacy for SUSA and Sikkim University students.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, SUSA president, Mahesh Rai mentioned that SUSA was purely a non-political organisation and even its constitution restricts students from having political affiliation. He mentioned that SUSA has been protesting the CAA and showing solidarity to students who have been facing brutality and attacks at different parts of the country. He added that the SUSA protest on 14 December was to protest the act and to show solidarity to students in different parts of the country. “After our protest, students of the university had participated in the rally of SPYF in the individual level and our students were neither the part of the organising committee nor led the rally at all. We have just registered our protest against the CAA,” Mr. Rai clarified.
He stated that there was no planning or funding and any hands from outside to protest the act. He mentioned that SUSA or SU students had not participated in any unlawful activity or rally. He mentioned that SPYF rally was lawful so SU students participated in it.
Likewise, SUSA general secretary, Nishant Chettri mentioned that Sikkim University has students from different parts of the country and SUSA has been protesting the CAA since early. He mentioned that not only students from Assam but local students of Sikkim equally participated in the rally of SPYF against CAA. “Students from Assam have not been able to go back home and register their protest physically in their state so they raised their voice against the act strongly in the rally,” he said.