From our Correspondent
BONGAIGAON, March 23: “The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (B) will never accept the definition of Assamese given by 26 organizations including Axam Xahitya Xabha and All Assam Students’ Union,” said Biswajit Ray, president of AKRSU (B) at a press meet held in Bongaigaon on Monday. He said that Koch- Rajbongshi people had their own identity and they wanted to live with that identity.
“The 26 organizations have given a definition of Assamese taking the year 1972 as base year. According to this theory, the people who came to this land before 1972 are all Assamese. But we strongly deny it. We were never Assamese. We were Kamatapuri. So we appeal not to force the definition of Assamese on us. The Kamatapuri people were always independent and will remain so. We also condemn Hiteswar Baran, president of AKRSU (H faction) who supported this definition of Assamese given by 26 organizations,” he said.
Biswajit Ray also said that all the people who came to India from Moimansingha and Srihatta districts are Indians. “There were no migrants or foreigners in historical Kamatapur. If these 26 organizations put this definition of Assamese beyond Kamatapur, then we have nothing to object,” he added.