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AAMSU threatens stir

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 12 � The All Assam Minorities Students Union (AAMSU) has demanded of the Union Government to modify its notification issued on November 9, 2009 regarding the preparation of the NRC of Assam on the basis of electoral rolls prior to 1971.

Describing the notification as discriminatory and ill-motivated, the AAMSU stated that the notification was contrary to the �consensus decision� in the Assam Accord that foreigners who came on or after March 25, 1971 shall be detected and expelled in accordance with law. Insisting on making the 1971 electoral rolls as the basis of the NRC of Assam, the AAMSU said that the notification would lead to unnecessary harassment of the minority community in the name of preparation of the NRC of Assam.

Further, the student body has made it clear that the government should resolve the issue of D voters before the coming Assembly elections.

Addressing mediapersons here, functionaries of the student body warned that it would launch an intense agitation throughout the State if the government fails to meet its demands.

�More than 2.75 lakh voters belonging to religious and linguistic minority communities of Assam have been deprived of voting rights as they have been dubbed as D voters in spite of the fact that they have the requisite documents,� said Ainuddin Ahmed, general secretary of AAMSU.

Criticizing the government Ahmed said that the student body has been time and again demanding resolution of the D voters issue, but the government has not taken any step to resolve the issue.

The student body has demanded photo identity card to every citizen of Assam and permanent resident certificate to the minority people of the State.

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AAMSU threatens stir

GUWAHATI, March 12 � The All Assam Minorities Students Union (AAMSU) has demanded of the Union Government to modify its notification issued on November 9, 2009 regarding the preparation of the NRC of Assam on the basis of electoral rolls prior to 1971.

Describing the notification as discriminatory and ill-motivated, the AAMSU stated that the notification was contrary to the �consensus decision� in the Assam Accord that foreigners who came on or after March 25, 1971 shall be detected and expelled in accordance with law. Insisting on making the 1971 electoral rolls as the basis of the NRC of Assam, the AAMSU said that the notification would lead to unnecessary harassment of the minority community in the name of preparation of the NRC of Assam.

Further, the student body has made it clear that the government should resolve the issue of D voters before the coming Assembly elections.

Addressing mediapersons here, functionaries of the student body warned that it would launch an intense agitation throughout the State if the government fails to meet its demands.

�More than 2.75 lakh voters belonging to religious and linguistic minority communities of Assam have been deprived of voting rights as they have been dubbed as D voters in spite of the fact that they have the requisite documents,� said Ainuddin Ahmed, general secretary of AAMSU.

Criticizing the government Ahmed said that the student body has been time and again demanding resolution of the D voters issue, but the government has not taken any step to resolve the issue.

The student body has demanded photo identity card to every citizen of Assam and permanent resident certificate to the minority people of the State.