By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 7: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Juva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has said that it has been carefully observing the controversy over the base year to detect and deport the Bangladeshi infiltrators from Assam.
Thirty years have passed since the Assam Accord was signed putting an end to the six-year-long agitation against foreigners staying illegally in the State. Since then much water has flown down the Brahmaputra and now the time has come look at things impartially to deport the intruders.
"We have noticed that a number of organizations have moved the Supreme Court challenging the Accord and the base year (1971) in it to detect and deport the foreigners. A number of other organizations and individuals have, of late, thrown their weights behind the pressing need to change the base year to 1951. We think it would be a giant step to permanently resolve the entire issue if we allow the Accord to be fully implemented. But much to our disappointment, Delhi and a section other organizations have been trying to mislead the people by triggering unwanted controversy over the base year," the Parishad said.
The BJP-led Governments in the State and at the Centre have been trying to safeguard the interest of the foreigners for extracting political mileage. The Congress is also no less trying to shield the interest of the immigrants. The move to protect foreigners by the BJP and the Congress have suggested beyond doubt that their political prospect is oxygeted by these illegal intruders who have been disrupting the state's demography, the Parishad said.