GUWAHATI, July 21 � Members of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and 26 organisations representing the State�s indigenous populace staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhawan this morning in protest against the illegal cross-border migration from Bangladesh. The protesters also demanded Constitutional safeguards for the indigenous people.
The agitators later submitted a memorandum to the Governor, highlighting their grievances and seeking their redress.
Pointing out that the Assam Accord had specifically mentioned Constitutional safeguards for the indigenous people who face the risk of being marginalised in their homeland in the face of large-scale illegal cross-border migration from Bangladesh, the AASU said that through its various acts of omission and commission, including the latest move to grant relaxed visa to sections of Bangladeshi citizens, the Centre had made it clear that the interests of the indigenous people were not in its mind.
The agitators also held a meeting in front of the Raj Bhawan.