From our Correspondent
Silchar, Oct 8: Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee, the chief advisor of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organization (NESO), has assured that there is nothing to fear about ‘OI’ and ‘NOI’. The issue of OI and NOI has been haunting the people for a long time. It seemed the issue has cast its shadow of fear. Addressing the media-persons at a press-meet held at Circuit House of this town on Saturday, he said, “I am also a non origil inhabitant (NOI). After so many years, under the direction and supervision of the Supreme Court of India, the NRC updation process has filly begun.”
“The udpation was done in the year 1951 and after decades, it has been filly started. Based on the Assam Accord, a full cooperation and assistance will be required to prepare a Bangladeshi-free NRC list. All should cooperate to prepare a Bangaldeshi-free list. 32 years have passed since the Assam Accord was signed. There were many stalwart political figures and leaders then, yet they could not stop the illegal immigration of Bangladeshis into India. This issue still hangs in balance. NRC is the only ray of hope. It has been stated clearly in the Assam Accord that 268 kms of Assam-Bangladesh border will be sealed. But 100 kms have not been yet sealed. It is highly condemble,” Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee added to say.
Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee further said that the illegal immigrants are taking undue advantage from the fact that 100 kms of the border have not been sealed yet. He also said that the education system in the state of Assam is not to the mark. “Today our children aspire to touch the sky and scale new heights. A large number of talented pupils are there in this part of the country. Therefore, it is high time that pre primary education should be strengthened so that I can strengthen the roots of education. More departments should be opened in the universities. Appointing a Vice-Chancellor or the like person as the director of the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) will not be a bad idea,” said Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee.
Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee addressed the problem of road transport and communication. He said, “The roadways of both Barak and Brahmaputra are in a precarious condition. People have cast their precious votes, but have not yet got their dues back. Damaged roads should be constructed, rebuilt and reconstructed at the earliest.” He also said that each of the three districts needs many things which include veteriry and animal husbandry, fisheries college, state engineering college, skill development institute and B Ed college. “There are 27 vacant posts lying at Silchar Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School. This is really sad and disheartening,” said Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee. He also said that it would be not be advisable to me all the government colleges of Assam after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. “There are other legendary figures that deserve equal respect,” added Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee.