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CRPC miffed at government's attitude towards Hindu Bengalis

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR Correspondent

Silchar, June 16: Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam has strongly expressed their anguish in the manner the Government is dealing with the problems of partition victims at a press meet at Guwahati on Wednesday. The leaders of CRPC were disappointed with attitude of the state government in regard to the implementation of the twin Gazette notification dated September 7 2015, which was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. CRPC president, Nripendra Chandra Saha said before the last Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections that the Prime Minister of India rendra Modi and his party assured the Bengali Hindus and other partition victim communities to trust and bring them to power so that they can do justice to them.

The ill fated people showed their overwhelming support and trust through their votes and brought the BJP led government both at the Centre and the State. Saha added that the twin notifications of September 7, 2015 brought the minority communities in Bangladesh and Pakistan who were compelled to seek shelter in India due to religious persecution and entered into India on or before December 31, 2014 without any valid documents from the purview of the Foreigners Act 1946 and the Passport Entry Rules 1950. But unfortutely till date, the Assam government has shown a big thumb in implementation of this notification.

As a result, the partition victims are still harassed, tortured, humiliated in the me of foreigners and D voters. It questions the audacity of the state government in denying accepting and implementing the notification of the central government. Is it not a conspiracy against a particular community, Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary of CRPC, claimed that the Bengali Hindu ministers, MLAs and leaders of the ruling party are absolutely quiet in putting the matter to the higher authorities and convince them for a fruitful solution. Purkayastha further said that the state government has decided to challenge the judgements of the Foreigners Tribuls which declared the accused as Indian citizens, before the Gauhati High Court questioning the merit of the orders.

Bidhayak Das Purkayastha said why the screening committee is only challenging the judgements which once spoke in favour of the accused declaring them as Indian citizens. There are many cases where justice was denied by the judgements of Foreigners Tribuls. So, the government should impartially scrutinize and challenge all the judgements of the Foreigners Tribuls since it cannot fully rely upon it. Sadhan Purkayastha, secretary general, CRPC, opined that most of the accused could not appear before the Tribuls due to ignorance, illiteracy and poverty. So, in spite of having requisite documents ex party judgements are awarded and their ultimate destition becomes detention camps.

Out of many cases, Sadhan Purkayastha cited the case of Kajalbala Deb who is behind the bars of detention camp at Silchar although she has all relevant documents. He questioned why the government has not yet come out with a concrete stand as to what will be the fate of these people as the Bangladesh government has already declared that it is not going to take them back. So, he demanded that the government should immediately come out with a white paper expressing their clear cut stand on this issue.

The leaders of CRPC declared that they are going to meet and discuss with the Chief Minister of Assam, his cabinet colleagues, MLAs in this regard at the earliest. They have appealed to the lawyers of the state to rise above professiolism and help and guide the poor, ill fated people on humanitarian ground as a part of their commitment towards the society. This has been informed by Bidhayak Das Purkayastha at a press-release.

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