GUWAHATI, Dec 27: Muktidoot and Ganatantrik Chatra-Yuva Mancha have asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and AGP president Atul Bora to come clear on their stand on the inclusion of Bangladeshi Hindus in the NRC currently being updated.
Talking to newsmen in the city today, Muktidoot chief convener Samarjyoti Bezbaruah said: “A conspiracy has been hatched to include Bangladeshi Hindus who entered Assam after March 24, 1971 in the NRC. The Cabinet sub-committee on NRC update, headed by Himanta Biswa Sarma as the chairman, took a decision at its meeting on September 12 this year to include Hindu Bangladeshis, who entered the State after the cut-off year of the Assam Accord, in the NRC being updated now. Such a mover under ‘Jatiya Nayak’ Sarbananda Sonowal will spell doom for the language and culture of the State.”
The members of the Cabinet sub-committee on NRC update are Parimal Shuklabaidya, Atul Bora and Ranjit Dutta.
Ganatantrik Chantra-Yuva Mancha secretary Subrata Talukdar sought a clarification from minister and AGP president Atul Bora on the move to include Bangladeshi Hindus in the NRC. “For whose interest the AGP is going to sell the blood of martyrs by according Indian citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus who entered the State after March 24, 1971? Both Sonowal and Bora should clarify their respective stand on the issue,” he said.