GUWAHATI, Oct 4: “The alleged atrocity faced by the Hindus in Bangladesh is a false propaganda created with an aim to accommodate thousands of Bangladesh origin foreign nationals permanently in India taking advantage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016,” said Dispur BP MLA Atul Bora.
Bora stressed that Dispur should convince and press Delhi to withdraw the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 201 as “Our promise was to secure Jati-Mati-Bheti. If the Bill is passed, we will loss our own Jati-Mati-Bheti.”
Stating that the minority Hindus of Bangladesh are safe and peacefully coexisting with the majority Muslims, Bora said, “The Hindus and other minorities settling in Bangladesh are not encountering any sort of atrocities. Every year, during Durga Puja more than 30,000 pandals are erected in Bangladesh which is much higher than the numbers of pandals erected in Assam. And the number is growing every year. Hence, campaigning on their alleged atrocity in their homelands is a false propaganda,” Bora said. He further affirmed that he will stand against the Bill until it is revoked.
Taking a dig on the current perplexity over NRC, Bora said that the speculation of getting an error-free NRC is gradually fading away.
Bora said this while talking to the reporters here on Thursday.