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AASU cautions against communal tag to protests

By R Dutta Choudhury

GUWAHATI, Dec 17 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today said that no one should try to give communal colour to the anti Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests and asserted that all foreigners, who entered Assam after the midnight of March 24, 1971 must be deported from the State as per the provisions of the Assam Accord. AASU has also strongly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for terming the agitation by the London based Assamese people as a Pakistani backed movement.

AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya pointed out that certain forces including political leaders are trying to give communal colour to the anti-CAA movement and asserted that the students� body is against all foreigners. �We do not differentiate foreigners on the basis of their language or religion. All foreigners who entered Assam after the midnight of March 24, 1971 must be detected and deported irrespective of their religion. The agitation is against the injustice of the Government of India against Assam and the Centre�s attempt to divide foreigners on the basis of religion. It will continue till the CAA is withdrawn,� he asserted.

Bhattacharya strongly criticized the Prime Minister for his comments on the Assamese people who are agitating abroad against the CAA. In an election rally in Jharkhand recently, the Prime Minister had alleged that the agitation in London was backed by Pakistan.

Strongly reacting to the comment, Bhattacharya said that before making such comments, Modi should try to understand the sentiments of the people of Assam.

Assamese people living in other states of the country and other countries have started agitating against the CAA because they are concerned about their motherland. Instead of making such insulting comments, the Prime Minister should try to understand the reasons for such resentments, said the AASU chief adviser. �The Prime Minister always says that he respects the Assamese gamocha. But now his actions proved that he cannot understand the sentiments of the Assamese people. Or else, he would not have made insulting comments against the Assamese people who are agitating abroad against the CAA,� he added.

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AASU cautions against communal tag to protests

GUWAHATI, Dec 17 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today said that no one should try to give communal colour to the anti Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests and asserted that all foreigners, who entered Assam after the midnight of March 24, 1971 must be deported from the State as per the provisions of the Assam Accord. AASU has also strongly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for terming the agitation by the London based Assamese people as a Pakistani backed movement.

AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya pointed out that certain forces including political leaders are trying to give communal colour to the anti-CAA movement and asserted that the students� body is against all foreigners. �We do not differentiate foreigners on the basis of their language or religion. All foreigners who entered Assam after the midnight of March 24, 1971 must be detected and deported irrespective of their religion. The agitation is against the injustice of the Government of India against Assam and the Centre�s attempt to divide foreigners on the basis of religion. It will continue till the CAA is withdrawn,� he asserted.

Bhattacharya strongly criticized the Prime Minister for his comments on the Assamese people who are agitating abroad against the CAA. In an election rally in Jharkhand recently, the Prime Minister had alleged that the agitation in London was backed by Pakistan.

Strongly reacting to the comment, Bhattacharya said that before making such comments, Modi should try to understand the sentiments of the people of Assam.

Assamese people living in other states of the country and other countries have started agitating against the CAA because they are concerned about their motherland. Instead of making such insulting comments, the Prime Minister should try to understand the reasons for such resentments, said the AASU chief adviser. �The Prime Minister always says that he respects the Assamese gamocha. But now his actions proved that he cannot understand the sentiments of the Assamese people. Or else, he would not have made insulting comments against the Assamese people who are agitating abroad against the CAA,� he added.