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Centre's notification on minority migrants AASU changes tack in apex court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, March 14: The All Assam Students Union has withdrawn the writ petition filed at the Supreme Court against the Central government’s notification regularizing stay of minority migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan, citing that the expected response was not forthcoming from the apex court.

The students’ body has instead filed an impleding petition in another case filed over the same issue, urging the apex court to make it a party.

“There is another case on the issue filed by five citizens. The case has been referred to a constitution bench. We have pleaded before the court to make us a party in the case,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar th and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.

The AASU reiterated that it will not accept the “anti-tiol” notification issued by the Centre. “Whether they are Hindus or Muslims, all immigrants who entered Assam after 1971 must go. We will continue to oppose the Central government’s decision vehemently. The government cannot impose anything on us forcibly. The people will give a befitting reply,” the AASU leaders said.

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