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Ethnic People Need Constitutional Safeguards: Indigenous Muslims

Ethnic People Need Constitutional Safeguards: Indigenous Muslims

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2019 5:42 AM GMT

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI: The Janagosthiya Samannay Parishad, a conglomerate of 21 indigenous Muslim organizations, has suggested the high-level committee for Clause 6 of the Assam Accord constitutional guards – reservation of seats of the State Legislative Assembly and the like – for the ethnic people of Assam who have to bear the brunt because of infiltration.

The Parishad met the high-level committee of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord on Friday and submitted a memorandum on the issue of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. One of the Parishad leaders said: “The ethnic groups of Assam had to suffer politically, socially, culturally, economically and linguistically because of infiltration. Lakhs of infiltrators getting Indian citizenship in accordance with the Assam Accord has made the ethnic people of Assam suffer on all fronts. These affected ethnic groups need constitutional safeguards. There should be reservation of seats in the Assam Legislative Assembly for these affected ethnic groups. This apart, an upper house has to be made a reality in the State so as to make a representation of ethnic groups that have no representation in such houses possible.”

The team was led by the chief convener of the Parishad, Muminul Aowal.

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