GUWAHATI, Aug 19 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has held the Congress party and the State Government squarely responsible for the emergence of fundamentalist elements in Assam, reasoning that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh are becoming a threat to the indigenous people by their nefarious activities.
In a statement released to the media today, the students� body said that the belief of AASU and people of Assam regarding threat from fundamentalist has been reinforced by the recent statement made by the Union Home Secretary RK Singh.
AASU president Sankar Prasad Ray and general secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi said that the Congress party and the Government has patronized the fundamentalist elements supported by external forces, the consequences of which are being felt by people all over the country.
AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that everyone from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ignored the provisions of the Assam Accord signed by the Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Bhattacharya said that influx of Bangladeshi migrants has continued and many among them have become members of fundamentalist organisations, of which many have been arrested.
The Chief Minister has neglected the burning issue. The opportunities availed by fundamentalist and backed by Pakistan is a result of the apathetic attitude of the Union and the State Government, he added.
In the statement, the AASU also demanded that adequate security be maintained to ensure safety for passengers travelling by train to Guwahati.