GUWAHATI: "The fate of indigenous people cannot better be more exemplified than the manner in which the Report of the Committee constituted under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord has been dealt with by the Government," said Probojon Birodhi Mancha (PBM). The PBM stated that the committee gave its report nearly three months ago, and the fact that the Government is preparing to consign it to the dustbin is evident from the tweet of Senior Advocate Niloy Dutta who publicly questioned the Chief Minister about the fate of the report.
"It is obvious that the entire exercise of constituting the committee for legal and constitutional safeguards to indigenous people was only to tide over the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests. If the Government really had any intention of providing legal and constitutional safeguards, then they would have had themselves taken the initiative of bringing in the necessary enactment as they have done in the case of CAA," the PBM pointed out.
"For CAA, a legislation was enacted without constituting any committee and here even after constituting a Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice BK Sharma, the Government has chosen to disregard it. Even more, surprising is the role of AASU, three of its most senior office bearers have been members of the Committee but they have chosen to maintain a deafening silence," stated the body.