NRC update will legitimize many Bangladeshi migrants: PVM
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 22: The Prabajan Virodhi Mancha (PVM) alleged that the State government is trying to derail the NRC update process by raising the Assamese definition issue. The PVM also expressed its serious concern over the continuous influx of foreign tiols into the State.
The Mancha interacted with the media here on Sunday so as to bring about awareness among the people of the State on the illegal migrants issue.
“NRC update will be an appalling tragedy for the people of Assam, since it will legitimize all Bangladeshis who have infiltrated into Assam till December 3, 2004. If the law conferring the citizenship by birth, regardless whether parents are foreigners or not till December 3, 2004, is not changed, the Assamese will become minority by 2040,” Mancha convener U Hazarika said.
Hazarika alleged that many illegal Bangladeshis have maged to collect documents needed for verification at the time of inclusion of their mes in the NRC with the help of a section of corrupt officials in the State. “We have already informed this matter to both the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister with documentary proof,” he said.
The Mancha also expressed its serious concern over the encroachment of land by Bangladeshis in areas like Kaziranga, Bilasipara, Boko, Bordowa and Sipajhar.
It lodged a complaint at Mangaldai Session Court seeking the State authorities to free 3,000 bighas of land under the illegal occupation of Bangladeshis at Sipajhar in Darrang district. The Mancha also sought the authorities to study the systematic encroachment of land by Bangladeshis at Bilashipara, Boko and Kaziranga.
The Mancha further demanded a CBI enquiry into the inclusion of mes of some suspected tiols by the State government in the 1951 NRC.
It released the CD of a documentary – Asomot Nishabda Gahatya (Silent Genocide in Assam). The CD depicts the truth and facts of infiltration into Assam from Bangladesh and its effects on the indigenous people of the State.
“We will soon launch a mass sigture campaign to make people aware of the whole issue,” Hazarika added.