FROM A CORRESPONDENT
NEW DELHI, Oct 16: A discussion on the illegal migration in Assam on Friday in New Delhi has collectively suggested bringing a permanent solution of influx coming from Bangladesh to save northeast in general and Assam in particular.
Organized by Delhi’s Hindu College Parliament in collaboration with its political science department on the theme ‘Migration in Northeast India With reference to Assam Accord’, the discussion has resolved that ‘centre should take to stop influx from across the border very strongly’.
“If influx continues like this, within next 10-years an illegal migrant from Bangladesh will become the Chief Minister of Assam,” said All Assam Students Union (AASU) advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya.
Bhattacharya’s warning assumes significance as the recent population (religious) census has shown a drastic increase in the Muslim population in several districts of Assam.
“If you want to save tomorrow’s Assam, you must save today’s Assam…Ironically even after 30 years of Assam Accord, several of its clauses are yet to be implemented,” said Bhattacharya while referring to the 1985 historic Accord that was signed between AASU, the then State and the then Central government to stop a vigorous anti foreigners movement.