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'Won't allow Indian citizenship to foreigners'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 12: The Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Parial Samanyrakhi Parishad (ASJSPSRP) today came down heavily on rendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre for, what it said, violation of the Assam Accord.

Talking to newsmen in the city today, ASJSPSRP president Hemanta Kumar th and general secretary Manik Chandra Deboth said: "The Assam Accord was signed in 1985 after 855 martyrs sacrificing their lives and hundreds of others being injured. However, even after 30 years of the Accord, it has not been implemented. And now the NDA government at the Centre is out to give Indian citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus violating the Assam Accord. We want all foreigners who entered Assam after March 25, 1971 should leave Assam, regardless of their faiths. During the campaign in the last Lok Sabha elections, Modi was on record saying that 'all Bangladeshis would have to leave Assam by May 2015. He, however, has done a volte face after coming to power."

Meanwhile, the Parishad said: "From 1999 to 2002 as many as 519 next of kin of martyrs were appointed by Dispur in 29 departments in accordance with the Clause 14 (b) of the Assam Accord. The next of kin of as many as 890 people affected by the Assam Agitation have not been appointed by the government as yet. We appeal to the deputy commissioners to conduct a fresh survey and ensure rehabilitation of these people with government jobs, failing which we will resort to agitation."

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