GUWAHATI: Accusing a few politicians of resorting to cheap politics over the Assam government's two-child policy, the All Assam Minorities Students' Union (AAMSU) has warned those trying to mislead the general public in the name of religion.
Addressing a press conference at the organization's head office at Dispur here on Tuesday, AAMSU adviser Azizur Rahman said that the union will extend full support to the initiative taken by the State Government to control the abnormal and alarming birth rate in the community. He said every conscious citizen must be aware of the importance of birth control.
"Keeping in mind the socio-economic condition and the geographical features of Assam, controlling the burgeoning population is a matter which needs serious attention and action. Since the economic condition of many communities — particularly the minorities — is very sound, we support the two-child policy.
"But the government should pay attention to implementing the policy in a practical manner," he said.
Rahman urged the government to give top priority on providing quality education to the socially backward classes. "Otherwise it will not be possible to control the population only by showing them the fear of depriving them from the government schemes and jobs," he pointed out.
Welcoming the government's initiatives for the landless people, Rahman, however, said the move to allot land only to landless indigenous people has created confusion among the masses in general.
"There is no official definition yet on the term 'indigenous people'. It is difficult to determine or ascertain who is an indigenous. So until and unless the government defines the word 'indigenous', land should be allotted to all genuine landless citizens in the State," Rahman added.
Demanding justice for the people languishing in different detention camps across the State, AAMSU president Rejaul Karim Sarkar demanded the government to re-scrutinize the documents of those spending miserable days in the detention camps.
"We are also asking for a legal investigation of each person who died in the detention camps," Sarkar said.