GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) has called a 12-hour Assam bandh from 5 am in protest against the Union Government�s decision to grant entry and stay rights to Hindu migrants who have fled from Bangladesh and Pakistan owing to religious persecution.
Flood relief activities and essential services have been exempted from the strike.
The AJYCP asserted that Assam cannot take the burden of additional migrants, as cross-border infiltration has reached alarming proportions in the State.
�It is an insult to the Assam movement, Assam Accord and also the people of Assam. The Union Government must roll back its decision,� said AJYCP general secretary Rana Pratap Barua.
The youth body also stressed that the deadline for accepting migrants, irrespective of religion, agreed upon in the Assam Accord, must be accepted at any cost.
The bandh has been supported by the All Bodo Students� Union, All Assam Muttock Yubak Chhatra Sanmilan, All Dimasa Students� Union, Karbi Students� Union, Goria Moria Deshi Jatiya Parishad, Sonowal Kachari Students� Union, All Assam Muttock Sanmilan, All Assam Madahi Students� Union, All Assam Manipuri Students� Union, Chutia Yuba Sanmilan, Moran Students� Union and Asom Gana Parishad.