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CRPC questions political parties on their stand on minorities

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

SILCHAR, March 10: A meeting of Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam, with eminent persolities from various walks of life and some like-minded organizations was held recently at Bishu Nirmala Bhawan, Guwahati. A slew of resolutions were adopted. Members present expressed their faith and confidence in the role played by CRPC in its democratic and legal campaign to establish the rights and privileges of the depressed, oppressed, linguistic and religious minorities of Assam for the last 37 years.

It was unimously decided that CRPC would continue to lead various democratic and legal fights jointly with like-minded organizations to uphold and establish the rights and privileges of the linguistic and religious minorities of the state. It was also decided to invite all political parties to clarify their stand with a definite policy decision through their election manifestos in implementing the various commitments made by them in respect of the burning problems of the linguistic and religious minorities since the time of Independence, particularly related to ‘D’ voters, detention camps, NRC, citizenship of Bengali Hindu refugees and migrants of Indian origin as well as deportation of foreigners in no man’s land.

The members present expected from the political leaders of different hues that through their manifesto, they would make clear their stand on the issues raised. It would at the same time bring out the trust, commitment and liability of the political parties towards the people often put at a cross-road. The positive response just on the eve of assembly elections and at this critical juncture on the issues of linguistic and religious minorities would help the CRPC to decide its participation in the formation of the next stable government in the state.

Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary, CRPC, who took the initiative to hold the crucial meeting, expressed his satisfaction at the presence of the frontline leaders and members of various organizations. Among those present were Nripendra Chandra Saha, president, CRPC, Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury, chief advisor, CRPC, Sadhan Purkayastha, secretary general, CRPC, Rupam ndi Purkayastha, chief advisor, All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students Association, Beni Madhab Roy, general secretary, All India Udbastu Sangjukto Sangram Committee, Azizur Rahman, president, All Assam Minority Students Union, Ashish Deb, working president, Bengali Jatiya Parisad, and Mihir Lal Roy, general secretary, Matri Basha Suraksha Samity, Cachar. This information was e-mailed to The Sentinel here today by Bidhayak Das Purkayastha from Guwahati.

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