By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 9: The Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has raised serious doubts over the government’s real intention to observe the Assam Martyrs’ Day amid an escalating protest against the move to amend the Citizenship Bill.
In a press statement issued in Guwahati today, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar said that the Day would be more an insult to the 855 people who made supreme sacrifice to make Assam free of the Bangladeshi immigrants. “They sacrificed for a greater and noble cause, and not for cash to their family members. But observing the Day to honour the martyrs even after stepped-up efforts to roll out red carpet for the Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants itself is disgusting,” Talukdar said.
Talukdar observed that only the implementation of the Assam Accord1985 would be the real honour to the martyrs. “Distributing cash to the family members and downplaying the noble cause would only belittle their sacrifice. The real intention is nothing but to woo the martyrs’ family members at a time when Delhi and Dispur jointly have been leaving no stone unturned to pave the way for more and more Hindu Bangladeshis to settle in the state to safeguard their political interest with a huge vote bank,” the AJYCP president observed, asked the government not to remember the Assam Agitation martyrs downplaying the noble cause that encouraged them to sacrifice their lives. He further urges the people to beware of the state conspiracy to turn Assam into yet another safe abode of the Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants.