SILCHAR, Sept 24: Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam, has strongly condemned the slogan – “Hindu Bengalis should leave Assam” made by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and its allies in the rally organized at Guwahati recently. Nripendra Chandra Saha, president, and Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary, CRPC, Assam, question Akhil Gogoi and his party as to who has given them the power and authority to make such a derogatory comment against the Bengali Hindus on behalf of all other communities of Assam.
The leaders of CRPC, Assam, said that if he thinks himself to be the “son of the soil”, then the Bengali Hindus are no less sons of the soil. The CRPC leader ask him to clarify the contributions made by him, his party and the so-called sons of the soil in the all round development of the state till date. The leaders challenge him to give a comparative alysis of the contributions made by the Bengali Hindus and other minority communities on one hand, and the contributions of the sudden uprising sons of the soil in writing.
CRPC, Assam, also questions him from where he got the data that Assam has to bear the burden of 20 lakh Hindu Bengalis? It has brought to his notice that the Notifications made by the Central Government are applicable for the entire India and not only for the state of Assam. The other states of India have not raised any objections to the Notifications. He has been asked further to explain what his motive is in raising all the hue and cry over an issue which has to be considered from all angles, the most important being the humanitarian aspect.
The agitating organizations have cautioned the people for another Assam movement at their rally. But time has changed and the people are politically, socially, economically more conscious than they were during the previous movements of Assam. It is therefore wise on their part not to take the people of Assam for granted. Akhil Gogoi and his party are not the unimous leaders chosen for such a movement which will only push the problem-ridden state to more backwardness and halt its path of progress and development.
CRPC, Assam, pointed out that KMSS must not forget that their fight is for the rights and privileges of the farmers, so they should confine themselves to that particular are.
The leaders of CRPC, Assam, suggest that if Akhil Gogoi is really dedicated and committed to the uplift of Assam, then he should broaden his outlook as a tiolist giving up chauvinism and regiolism and come forward with some positive and constructive attitude in order to make Assam as one of the most developed states of the country.
According to the last ranking in terms of development, among all the 27 states, Assam is on 24th slot. This is an indication that Assam despite all its abundant tural resources has to move miles to achieve the distinction of being a truly developed state. For that, it is equally essential that proper ambience should be created for investments in the state. The retrograde measures will only hamper progress and prosperity. Assam has been rocked by violence and bloodshed. People now want to live in peace and harmony and this message has to spread by all organizations at stake.