All NRC-related problems stem from Congress' misrule: Ajmal
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 1: The AIUDF has said that all problems relating to NRC update and foreigner issue in Assam have stemmed from the misrule of the Congress.
The party feels that despite remaining in power in the State for the past 60 years, in a row in the past 15 years, the successive governments formed by the Congress did precious little to solve the problems that have been afflicting the State now.
In a statement issued to the press today, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal said: “The Congress has all along been using the minority people of the State as its vote bank without solving any of their problems. Issues like D voters, NRC update, detention camps, denial of ration cards and panchayat certificates as citizenship documents etc., could have been solved by the Congress when it was in power. However, the tiol party did precious little to solve any of the problems. On May 5, 2005 a decision was taken to update the NRC within two years at the tripartite talks involving the leaders of the All Assam Students’ Union, and top officials of the Centre and Dispur. After the decision for NRC update was taken, the Congress was in power for as many as 11 years. However, the government failed to update the NRC.”
Ajmal further said: “On the contrary, the Congress was all along been blackmailing the minority people of the State. The Congress government at Dispur submitted a weak affidavit to defend the IM(DT) Act which was abrogated on June 12, 2005 on the ground that the law was not seen anywhere in India. If that could be a strong ground, why are D voters and detention camps, which are not seen anywhere in India, in Assam?”
Meanwhile, Ajmal demanded a judicial probe into the lynching of two persons – Riajuddin and Abu Hamid – at Kasomari at Berejia in gaon town yesterday on the allegation that they had lifted cows.”