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Bengali body warns Akhil Gogoi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 9: The All Assam Bengali Youth-Students’ Federation (AANYDF) has rapped KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi for, what it said, his comment against the Bengali Hindus while expressing his reaction to the two notifications issued in the Official Gazette recently by the Centre under the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 and the Foreigners Act, 1946.
The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has decided, on humanitarian ground, to exempt Bangladeshi and Pakistani tiols, belonging to minority communities who have entered India on or before December 31, 2014, from the relevant provisions of rules and order made under the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 and the Foreigners Act, 1946, in respect of their stay in India without such documents or after the expiry of those documents, as the case may be.
Reacting to the move, Akhil Gogoi has threatened to launch a statewide agitation, and said ‘if the rendra Modi-led government’s undemocratic move is implemented, Assam will have to take the additiol burden of more than a million people’.
In a statement issued to the press today, the Federation general secretary Mangal Krish Das said: “The Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Parsis and the Bhuddhists have welcomed the move taken by the NDA government at the Centre. The Centre wants to protect and give shelter to people who have come to India from Bangladesh and Pakistan under religious persecution. However, Akhil Gogoi has made an undemocratic comment against the Hindu Bengalis. We caution him not to make any such comment against the Hindu Bengalis in the future.”
Federation president Sukumar Biswas said: “Akhil Gogoi’s statement has proved that he is not only anti-Bengali, he is anti-Hindu also. He has to mend his ways.”

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