‘We demand immediate cancellation of the Centre’s recent notification allowing minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in India even after expiry of their visas, introduction of inner-line permits in Assam and dual citizenship in Assam’ – Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parisahd
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 19: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parisahd (AJYCP) is going to stage a rail blockade in the State on December 22 and sit-in demonstration throughout the year (365) days in 2016 in support of their various demands, including cancellation of the notification issued by the Centre to allow Bangladeshi and Pakistani minorities who had to flee their countries due to religious persecution.
The Central Government has decided, on humanitarian considerations, to exempt Bangladeshi and Pakistani tiols belonging to minority communities who have entered India on or before December 31, 2014, in respect of their entry and stay in India without proper documents or after the expiry of relevant documents.
Addressing the press in the city today, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar and general secretary Ra Pratap Baruah said: “We demand immediate cancellation of the Centre’s recent notification allowing minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in India even after expiry of their visas, introduction of inner-line permits in Assam and dual citizenship in Assam. On these three demands, we’re going to stage dhar in front of all DC and SDO offices on December 31 this year. We’ll also sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister in support of our demands on that day.”
The AJYCP leaders have expressed their displeasure over the Centre’s apathetic attitude towards the demands of the Parishad that has been agitating since August 6 this year. For his, what they said, negligence to Assam, they compared Prime Minister rendra Modi with Roman Emperor Nero, who is known as Emperor who played a fiddle while Rome was burning (but he actually played the lyre and sang a song).
The Parishad also cautioned all political parties not to do politics on the Xatras of Srimanta Sankardeva in the State. They further made an announcement that everyday from January 1 to December 31, 2016 at least an office-bearer of the Parishad will stage a sit-in demonstration in his/her respective area in support of the various demands of the Parishad.