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AASU against ceding land to Bangladesh

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 4 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has written to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi opposing strongly the move to cede several hundred acres of land to neighbouring country Bangladesh as part of bilateral understanding.

In a memorandum despatched to both the Prime Minister and Assam Chief Minister, the students� body urged the duo not to cede even a single inch of Assam land to the neighbouring country under any circumstances and take a strong stand on the issue.

The AASU specially urged the Prime Minister to impress upon the Bangladeshi Government that they have an international obligation to stop to citizens from crossing into Assam illegally.

�The problem has already assumed socially disturbing proportion and it may lead to serious outburst of people�s resentment on this side of the border,� the memorandum stated, adding that the Bangladesh government should be prepared to accept back the infiltrators.

The AASU also reminded the Prime Minister about the non-execution of Assam Accord even after a series of commitments were made by the Union Home Ministry and the State Government.

�The border is open even today and recently the Home Minister went to Bangladesh and assured the Government that our security forces would not deal harshly with the illegal infiltrators. We strongly oppose the attitude of the Union Home Minister to undermine the spirit and content of Assam Accord,� it added.

The students� body asked Dr Singh to formulate necessary strategy, including bipartite understanding, to facilitate deportation of the illegal Bangladeshis.

Prime Minister along with five Chief Ministers will visit Bangladesh on September 6.

Meanwhile, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has also taken a strong exception to the recent developments, stating that such a move will be a compromise with the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

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AASU against ceding land to Bangladesh

GUWAHATI, Sept 4 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has written to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi opposing strongly the move to cede several hundred acres of land to neighbouring country Bangladesh as part of bilateral understanding.

In a memorandum despatched to both the Prime Minister and Assam Chief Minister, the students� body urged the duo not to cede even a single inch of Assam land to the neighbouring country under any circumstances and take a strong stand on the issue.

The AASU specially urged the Prime Minister to impress upon the Bangladeshi Government that they have an international obligation to stop to citizens from crossing into Assam illegally.

�The problem has already assumed socially disturbing proportion and it may lead to serious outburst of people�s resentment on this side of the border,� the memorandum stated, adding that the Bangladesh government should be prepared to accept back the infiltrators.

The AASU also reminded the Prime Minister about the non-execution of Assam Accord even after a series of commitments were made by the Union Home Ministry and the State Government.

�The border is open even today and recently the Home Minister went to Bangladesh and assured the Government that our security forces would not deal harshly with the illegal infiltrators. We strongly oppose the attitude of the Union Home Minister to undermine the spirit and content of Assam Accord,� it added.

The students� body asked Dr Singh to formulate necessary strategy, including bipartite understanding, to facilitate deportation of the illegal Bangladeshis.

Prime Minister along with five Chief Ministers will visit Bangladesh on September 6.

Meanwhile, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has also taken a strong exception to the recent developments, stating that such a move will be a compromise with the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.