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25 bodies team up against Dispur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 3: As many as 25 minority organizations have teamed up under the me – the Coordition Committee of Minority Organizations, Assam – demanded of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to give up, what they said, his government’s anti-minority stance. AAMSU president Ajijur Rahman, who is the chief convener of the Coordition Committee, told newsmen in the city today that the religious minorities in the State have been facing harassments one after another ever since Sonowal-led BJP came to power at Dispur. “Despite repeated protests from minority organizations, Dispur went ahead with inhumane eviction drives at Kaziranga tiol Park (KNP), Mayang and Sipajhar without even making any altertive arrangements for their rehabilitation and compensation. NRC update is the only solution to the foreigner problem in Assam. The update of the document is going on in accordance with the directive and supervision of the Supreme Court of India. However, the process has got stuck after the BJP coming to power at Dispur and in New Delhi. No minority organization opposes the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. However, the minority organizations do oppose the move to define the world ‘khilongiya (indigenous)’— which has neither been mentioned in the Constitution of India, nor in any Act – illegally.” Rahman further said that the Committee raised the demand for immediate rehabilitation of the evicted families with compensation. “We’ve called a tiol convention after the Magh Bihu in Guwahati. If Dispur doesn’t stop its anti-minority policy, we’re going to start a vigorous democratic agitation in the State,” he said.

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