Silchar: Pradip Dutta Roy, founder president of ACKHSA and also a senior advocate of Gauhati High Court, has vehemently condemned and denounced UFLA (I) and its leader Paresh Baruah for their involvement in the bomb blast that shook Guwahati on Saturday. He said that it was a cowardly act and it would never be able to instill fear in the minds of the Bengali people. "Such acts are cowardice and will never make us fear. If they think that Bengalis fear such bomb blasts then they are living in fool's paradise. Bengalis are brave, valiant, courageous and daring. They cannot be suppressed or dominated," he added to say.
ULFA's base is at Bangladesh and yet they are against the Bengalis, it is strange but true, pointed out Dutta Roy. "What can be stranger than that Paresh Baruah's name is in NRC. He has been in Bangladesh for the last 20 years or so. Bangladesh is a country which grants its citizenship if anyone stays there for 10 years. How on earth Baruah's name can get featured in the NRC list? It raises certain questions. Is NRC update process fair, just, justified and flawless? I do not think so. UFLA is trying to create chaos and disorder", said Dutta Roy.
Dutta Roy pointed out that UFLA does not want any sort of agreement or pact to be signed by the Centre and the leaders and members of SUFLA. "According to reports, an agreement will be signed by the leaders of SULFA and the Centre in the month of March 2019. I think UFLA wants to disrupt and disturb such good and noble plans and agreements. The passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 is almost sure in the next winter session of the Parliament," he said.
"NRC has come with a bag of mistakes and there is no denying the fact that some unscrupulous persons have tainted its image. 95% to 97% of names of the people of Goalpara, Dhubri, Barpeta and Karimganj are there in the list. NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela and his team should be answer to this question. Moreover, the recent comment of AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal that if Citizenship Bill gets passed and Hindu Bengalis get citizenship then Assamese residing in Assam would face a threat is extremely irresponsible and uncalled for. Such comments will create a rift in the relation shared between the Assamese and the Bengalis. Ajmal lacks political acumen and being a businessman, he should not pass such remarks," said Pradip Dutta Roy.