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NRC has AMSU-AIUDF hurdle to jump

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Goriya Youth Council says –

1 AMSU and AIUDF are one in essence.

2 Hero of violent NRC protest in Barpeta 2 years back is now AIUDF MLA whose followers are present AMSU leaders.

3 Ajmal’s apprehension over exclusion of 40 lakh minorities from ‘updated NRC’ and Indian citizenship is aimed at 40 minority domited LACs. His staments are extremely commul.

4 NRC is a fertile issue for AMSU and AIUDF leaders as this issue makes them political leaders among the minorities.

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 4: NRC update in Assam is faced with a lot of hurdles to jump, this time around. It fell at the first hurdle at Barpeta, a district chosen by the Congress government at Dispur as one of the two districts for trial, two years back.

Taking all those incidents and statements issued by various minority organizations in the state into its account, the All Assam Goria Youth Council (AAGYC) said that the All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AMSU) and the AIUDF have been the main hurdles for NRC update in the state.

Talking to newsmen at Dispur Press Club today, AAGYC president Abdul Hamid said: “The AMSU and the AIUDF seem to be two different organizations, but they have common goals to score. In essence they are one. They are hellbent to derail the NRC update work by any means. NRC update works were supposed to have started two years back in the state. However, violent protests by AMSU activists in Barpeta derailed the process. The hero of the violent AMSU protests in Barpeta, AR Khan, is now an AIUDF MLA whose followers are present AMSU leaders.”

Hamid said: “NRC update is a fertile issue for AMSU and AIUDF leaders. This issue makes them political leaders among the minorities in the State. The situation has come to such a pass that AMSU and AIUDF leaders don’t even want the minority people of the state to be educated, for the light of modern education will help them expose their leaders’ real selves.”

“AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal has expressed his apprehension that around 40 lakh minority people of Assam may be excluded from the NRC, and as such from Indian citizenship. He even resorts to make extremely commul statements so as to win 40 Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs) in the 2016 Assembly elections in the state. He is out to appease minority voters. If Ajmal is really interested for the welfare of minority people in Assam, what prevents him from demanding implementation of the Sachar Committee report after its publication?” Hamid said, and added: “We welcome the NRC update work as that will solve the problem of foreigners in the state. On the cut-off year for NRC update, we are in favour of 1951 NRC. If the 1966 and 1971 voters’ lists are also taken as cut-off years for NRC update, the indigenous people of the state will have to suffer an irreparable loss.”

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