THIRTY YEARS OF ASSAM ACCORD
District Congress secretary absconding along with immigrant declared 'foreigner' by Tribul
Morigaon/ Guwahati, Aug 13: As the indigenous Assamese continue to grapple with a do-or-die crisis to their very identity and existence, thirty years after the historic Assam Accord was signed, the threat from illegal migrants seems to have only multiplied over the years. This has come about thanks to the Congress, which has ruled the State for most years, hell-bent even to bend the law to nurture its Bangladeshi vote-bank.
In a latest outrage, this time at Milonpur in Morigaon, Congress goons, led by an influential secretary-level functiory of the party, attacked a police team which was on its way to b a foreigner - Rustom Ali - who had been declared an "illegal migrant" by a Foreigners Tribul.
"They even threatened to kill me. I was hit on the face. I just went to perform my duty as per court orders. What was my fault?" said sub-inspector (border branch) Prasad Ali, who identified the assailant as Habibur Rehman, a secretary of Morigaon district Congress.
Habibur, who the police say is "absconding" after the incident, is said to be close to some Congress ministers, including Health minister jrul Islam, and top police officials.
At the Assembly today, BJP legislators staged a walk-out protesting the incident and the alleged iction of the administration. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, however, assured that anyone who takes law into their hands will be punished accordingly.
Angry locals of Morigaon also demonstrated in central Assam town today alleging that the Congress is shielding illegal migrants.
The Morigaon superintendent of police Ainul Haque had to come to the protest site to pacify the agitators with an assurance that police is taking necessary steps to trace the illegal migrant and the guilty Congress member.
Rustom Ali was declared a foreigner by a tribul which had directed the police to arrest him and put him at a detention camp. However, Ali fled before the police team arrived at his house. Later, the police team arrested three women - Sahera Khatun, Akhtar Begum and Jyostra Begum.
A group of people led by district Congress secretary Habibur Rehman then attacked the police team and tried to prevent it from making the arrests. Later, the mob even damaged the police van.