Nellie massacre and BTAD riots raked up to find way forward to 'compassiote Assam'
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, March 28: Stoking memories of the Nellie massacre ahead of the assembly elections, the AIUDF today released the party's Vision Document, harping on the protection of "civil and political rights" of minorities.
The 55-page document also blamed the Congress for Assam's backwardness, saying the ruling party is responsible for deteriorating law and order, frequent commul riots, border clashes and underdevelopment of char area and the tea belt.
It underlined 30-point "way forward for compassiote Assam".
Raking up the Nellie massacre and the BTAD riots, the AIUDF said "the people's humanitarian right to live a decent life has been jeopardized" and the government was "protecting the perpetrators".
"Migration is a tural phenomenon and a reality. The AIUDF will ensure that no genuine citizen is harassed unnecessarily," the party said.
Stating that the State government was indifferent to the problem of flood and erosion in Assam, the AIUDF said it would press for declaration of the problem as a "tiol problem."
Opposing big dams, the party also expressed concern at the construction of dams by Chi on the Brahmaputra.
Releasing the Vision Document, AIUDF working president Aditya Langthasa rubbished the perception that the party was born in the aftermath of the scrapping of the controversial IM(DT) Act. "The timing was just a coincidence," he said.
Langthasa said close to 97 per cent of the cases in the Foreigners Tribuls turn out to be of genuine Indian citizens. "Only 3.6 per cent of the cases are found to be that of illegal migrants. Genuine Indians are being harassed in the me of D-voters," he alleged.
Referring to the BJP's allegations that the Tarun Gogoi government has failed to give accounts of Central funds to the tune of Rs 1,80,000 crore, he wondered as to why the NDA government has not got around to initiating a probe by a Central agency like the CBI if it is so convinced about irregularities.
Langthasa insisted that no party can form the next government without support from the AIUDF. "This election is a fight between the secular and the commul," he added.