From a Correspondent
TANGLA, July 3: A delegation of All BTC Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (ABBYSF) headed by its chief advisor Shymal Sarkar and accompanied by president Montu Dey and secretary Sujan Paul called on Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal recently and submitted a memorandum for solving the issues Bengali Hindus were facing in the State.
The memorandum stated that the BJP election manifesto mentioned that if voted to power the saffron party would grant citizenship to Bengali Hindu refugees and also solve the D-voter issue faced by tive Bengali Hindus residing in the State whose population was about one-fourth of the State’s population.
ABBYSF demanded solving issues like D-voters, closing down various detention camps in the State and special privileges for granting of citizenship to refugee Hindu Bengalis who came to Assam post 1971 on humanitarian and religious ground. The organization alleged that a step-motherly treatment was meted out when it came to formation of development council in Brahmaputra Valley, unlike Bengali Development Council and Linguistic Minority Board in Barak Valley. It also sought protection for Hindu minorities in neighbouring Bangladesh through Prime Minister Modi.
The organization also urged the State Government to give a cabinet ministry to a legislator from Brahmaputra Valley who could represent the 60 lakh Hindu Bengalis of the valley.