FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DIBRUGARH, July 27: Along with the other parts of the State, the Dibrugarh district unit of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) , as part of their State-wide protest, staged a three-hour sit-in at the office premises of the organization here at Chowkidinghee on Tuesday to express their resentment at the Centre’s decision of granting Indian citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshi refugees who had entered the State after March 25, 1971.
AASU organizing secretary Anil Gogoi, while clarifying the student organization’s stand of not allowing foreign tiols on the soil of Assam, stated that under no circumstance would division among Assamese people be tolerated. Gogoi further added that all persons who came to Assam from Bangladesh or any other country after March 25, 1971, will have to leave Assam, irrespective of whatever religion or faith they follow.
With Assam facing huge influx of illegal refugees for the last few decades, the AASU leaders voiced strong displeasure over the decision of the Central government to grant them citizenship, asserting that no more would people from the other side of the border be accepted as citizens in the State.