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Declare Assam flood tiol problem, Ajmal tells PM

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 5: An AIUDF delegation led by its president Badruddin Ajmal met Prime Minister rendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday with a slew of issues, including floods and the killing of ABMSU president Lafiqul Islam.

The other two party MPs accompanying Ajmal are Siraj Uddin Ajmal and Radheshyam Biswas.

The team let the Prime Minister know the damage caused by the recent wave of floods and erosion in Assam. Explaining the threat perception from floods and erosion, the team reiterated that the twin problem in Assam should be declared as a tiol problem.

Demanding CBI inquiry into the recent killing of ABMSU leader in Kokrajhar, Ajmal raised the demand for seizure of all illegal and legal arms available in BTAD as the area has been witnessing ethnic killings.

The AIUDF team reminded the Prime Minister of his assurance at a rally on March 27, 2015 at Panchgram in Barak Valley for the revival of HPC Mills in Cachar and goan. They said that due to suspension of production at the two mills, around four lakh people were affected directly or indirectly in the State. “We urge you to revive the two paper mills,” they told Modi, and raised other demands like construction of Dhubri-Fulbari Bridge over the Brahmaputra, revival of Rupsi Airport, Dhubri, a campus of Aligarh Muslim University in Dhubri district as it the case with West Bengal, Bihar and Kerala, and the setting up of an IIM each at Dhubri and Barpeta and railway connectivity to Barpeta town.

On the issue of detection of foreigners in Assam, Ajmal let the Prime Minister know that citizens who had been declared Indians by Foreigners Tribuls in the State were facing inhumane harassment in the me of detection and deportation of foreigners. He appealed to the Prime Minister to put an end to such harassment to genuine Indian citizens. Meanwhile, Ajmal Foundation doted Rs 30 lakh to the Prime Minister’s tiol Relief Fund. The amount is aimed at giving the flood-affected people of Assam a succuor.

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