SILCHAR, Feb 21: The 18th state conference of Northeast states, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), held in Banga Bhawan concluded here on Saturday. After all the deliberations and discussions, in the open session, following resolutions were adopted on the prevailing political, economic and security situations. One of the issues at the centre stage was the problem of illegal immigrants in the region. The Parishad sharing the concerns of the people and the Supreme Court of India on the issue described its fall out on demographic structure as quite ominous.
This has created law and order problem, tiol security threats and making inroads into the sources of livelihood of Indians. The Parishad calls upon the Centre and the states for immediate deportation of all Bangladeshi infiltrators and sealing of the porous Indo-Bangladesh border. The Supreme Court of India has termed the infiltrations as an act of aggression on the country.
The plight of the people belonging to minority communities, particularly Hindus, settled in Bangladesh, who were subjected to religious persecution and forced to desert their hearths and homes. While appreciating the move of the Union Government for starting the process for a durable solution of Hindu refugees demands granting of citizenship status to these unfortute people and their descendants of refugees taking shelter in north east states. At the same time, it condemned the state government of Assam for creating hurdle in this process. The recent happenings in the campus of JNU also came for discussion and it was held that some universities have become the hotbed of anti-tiol activities.
The Parishad condemns the ‘anti-tiol’ activities and at the same time decries the double standard of the so called secularists, liberal political parties and intellectuals as they support them.
In yet another resolution, ABVP urged upon the Central Government to speed up the economic reform process.
The conference also took serious note of the educatiol infrastructure and administration in the educatiol institutions, including Assam University. The Parishad therefore demands immediate measures to elimite the age old problems faced by the institutions. All the vacancies have to be filled up, venture schools provincialised, permanent principals taken in all colleges.
Professiol courses along with value education with patriotic contents are to be given priority. The Parishad has also demanded a ban on the correspondence degree courses run by some houses in the me of universities illegally. Immediate steps are needed for improvement of infrastructure and quality of education in Assam University.