Silchar, April 21: Hindu Refugee Citizenship Demand Committee (HRCDC), Karimganj, through a memorandum has urged Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi to look into the matters related to granting of citizenship to Hindus who migrated from neighbouring countries due to civil disturbance and religious persecution. The memorandum was submitted to the Governor in Karimganj Circuit House, Karimganj on Friday. HRCDC is a forum of nationalist activists who have been most vocal in demanding justice for Hindus suffering untold miseries and atrocities since the time of partition.
It has been clearly mentioned in the memorandum that anti-India forces have always attempted to divide the country since the time of the British. The worst sufferers from ages had been the Hindus. The territorial changes brought time and again as a ploy to weaken the Hindu settlement. A historical blunder and biggest injustice to Hindu people was made during the period of partition where referendum was done in Sylhet district, but a very large part of Hindus, especially, tea gardeners, were not at all allowed to participate in it. This was the biggest case of human violation in the history of the country.
Hindus became minority in their own land, which suddenly became Pakistan. This sowed the seeds of endless atrocities for Hindus, who then started to migrate to India from time to time to save their religion, life and culture. The national leaders promised justice to all religious minorities coming to India. The Hindus had always been the worst sufferers of this tragedy owing to sharing the international border with the present Bangladesh. This painful history demands a permanent solution. This can be solved by granting citizenship to such refugees belonging to religious minority groups coming from neighbouring countries.
HRCDC has demanded that amendment to the citizenship is essential as per the commitments made by the leaders of earlier times.