NALBARI, Dec 18 - The president of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) Dipanka Kumar Nath has said that it won�t allow any foreigner, either Hindu or Muslim, who had entered the State after midnight of March 24, 1971 to stay in the State. At the same time the indigenous Muslims of the State shouldn�t be worried over the ongoing NRC updation process.
Addressing a day-long workshop organised by the Sadou Asom Goriya Moriya Deshi Jatiya Parishad on the issue of the crisis being faced by the community at Nalbari Natya Mandir here on Sunday, Nath said that for those indigenous people who have failed to produce valid documents in the NRC updation process, DNA test could be carried out to prove their linkages.
While stating that the Assamese Muslims have made a lot of contributions towards building a greater Assamese society, Nath said, �We won�t allow anybody to change the history of Assamese Muslims by including the names of illegal Bangladeshis in the NRC.� He further admitted that the Silapathar incident has increased the confidence of the people of the Goriya Moriya community towards the AASU.
Conducting the meeting, Sahir Bhuyan, chief adviser to the Sadou Asom Goriya Moriya Deshi Jatiya Parishad, while asserting that the people of the Goriya Moriya community in the State are the sons of the soil, added that the people of the community have accepted the culture of the State.
�We may have taken up Islam as our religion, but we are no less Assamese than the Kalitas and Baruahs etc.� He further said that the original inhabitants in the State should have constitutional rights. For this reason alone, the Goriya Moriya Deshi Jatiya Parishad has been extending full support to the NRC updation process. �We can�t allow anybody to divide the State further,� he said.
Addressing the workshop, Nurul Haque, working president of the association, said that the people of Goriya Moriya community have sacrificed their lives during the Language Movement and Assam Movement and have even been a part of ULFA�s armed struggle. He alleged that the AAMSU is working in the interest of Bangladeshi Muslims not working for the indigenous Muslims. He also alleged that the Goriya Moriya community has been deprived of various government schemes. The workshop was also addressed by Promod Boro, president of ABSU, Hemanta Bhattacharya, Superintendent of Police, Nalbari, among others.