GUWAHATI: The Oxom Nirman Dol (OND) on Tuesday stressed that they will not accept CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and it will continue agitations until it is scrapped.
In a bid to intensify efforts following the COVID restrictions, the OND has taken an initiative to hold digital protests. It has issued a phone number – 9999726880 and has requested the people to give a missed call to show their support and join the agitation against the contentious Act. Addressing a press meet, OND president Upen Raj Nath informed the mediapersons that the aforementioned phone number has received around 50,000 missed calls so far.
Nath underlined the news of a famous actor rejoining the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) after participating in the anti-CAA protests. "The actor had said that his decision to join the protests was emotional," said Nath.
Stressing that the anti-CAA movement was not an emotional protest, Nath highlighted a statement made by Dhaka University professor Abul Baraket in his book. "In the book– Political economy of reforming agriculture-land-water bodies in Bangladesh, Baraket asserted that in three decades Bangladesh will become a Hindu nation," Nath pointed out.
The body said that Tripura's indigenous people have been deprived of their rights due to the Bengali Hindus' immigration.
"To save the existence of the Assamese Community CAA should be scrapped. In the NRC (National Register of Citizens), names of 12 lakh Bengali Hindus were excluded. From where did those people came?" questioned Nath.
The body appealed the State government to act on the high-level committee's reports and recommendations on the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. "If Assam Accord is not implemented then in 2021 Assam Assembly elections people will give answer to the government through votes," said Nath.
Further, he asserted that the 'foreigner problem' can only be solved if the Brahmaputra river is dredged.
"Dredging the river will solve the flood problems in both Assam and Bangladesh. Thus, the illegal immigration will be reduced. Most of the immigrants enter the State to save themselves from the havoc of flood," Nath claimed.
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