KOKRAJHAR: The All Assam Bengali Youth Students' Federation (AABYSF) has demanded 1971 as the base year for the definition of indigenous in Assam in place of 1951.
In a press meet held at the Chirang Press Club, the central body of the students' organization raised several issues in connection with the definition of indigenous and ongoing political atmosphere in the BTC area. Moreover, the student organization would not patronize to form any political party in the name of language and culture, said the president of the central committee, Mahananda Sarkar Dutta.
"In the ensuing assembly election of the State we don't patronize any party to emerge in the name of Hindu Bengali or Bengali speaking people of Assam. On the contrary, the student organization is aiming to boost the culture and language of the Assamese nation. We appeal to the Bengali community to cast conscious vote in the forthcoming BTC election and through the media fraternity we would like to clarify that the party which stands for the formation of the greater Assamese society will get our support," Sarkar said, adding that the student organization would urge to set free all the Hindu Bengali detainees kept in detention camps as per the provision of the Supreme Court.
In an executive meeting of the AABYSF held in Kajalgaon guest house, the central body adopted seven resolutions for the safeguard of the Hindu Bengali people residing in Assam. The AABYSF also demanded for the formation of satellite council for the linguistic minority people of Assam.
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