Source: News Bharati English17 Oct 2016 17:07:39

Guwahati, Oct 17: The All Assam Students Union (AASU) opposed the Centre’s move to amend the Citizenship Act and warned of an agitation over the issue.

AASU leader Samujjal Bhattacharyya said that, AASU will to intensify the agitation against the central government’s decision to rehabilitate the Hindu Bangladeshis who entered Assam after 1971.

“We will organise candlelight processions in all district and sub divisional headquarters of Assam along with public rally in Guwahati on October 22,” said AASU activist.

“We want to make it clear to the Assam government and the Centre that the issues of illegal infiltration and foreigners illegally living in Assam must be resolved on the basis of the Assam Accord.”

Bhattacharyya further added that, as per the accord, all Hindus or Muslims who entered Assam after 1971 must go back,” Bhattacharyya said. He asked Modi government to respect the pact and act strongly against infiltration.

Expressing the deep concern over the issues of citizenship AASU leader said, “Assam is already burdened with Bangladeshis who entered the state before 1971.  He said that not a single Bangladeshi who entered the state after 1971 would be allowed to stay in Assam.

“A small state like Assam has already taken the burden of Bangladeshis who entered it before 1971. Not any more. Taking a jibe at centre AASU leader said,” Assam is not a dustbin to dump illegal Bangladeshis for vote bank politics,”

Almost 28 other civil society organisations of Assam are planning a mass agitation soon to create public opinion against the move to amend the Citizenship Act.

The Assam Accord was signed in 1985 between the central government and leaders of AASU and All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad. The Assam Accord was signed after a six-year-long agitation.