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AASU flays Gogoi over NRC comment

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 5 � Strongly reacting to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's announcement that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process at Barpeta and Chaygaon revenue circles would not be completed by December 31, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today said that the State Government must honour the timeframe for the purpose as mandated by the tripartite meet between the Centre, State Government and the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), failing which it would continue with its mass movement demanding updating of the NRC on the basis of the Assam Accord.

In a statement, the AASU said that the Chief Minister bowed down before the Bangladeshi lobby by suspending the NRC updating process at Barpeta and Chaygaon revenue circles unnecessarily, following violent protests by the AAMSU and disrupting the entire process.

�Now the Chief Minister is saying that the updating process cannot be completed by December 31, which was fixed by the tripartite meet between the Centre, State Government and the AASU. He is, in fact, disobeying the Centre by saying so,� the AASU said.

The AASU said that the developments at Barpeta and Chaygaon had exposed the �conspiracy� of the Congress to disrupt the NRC updating process. �The Congress Government is against timely updating of the NRC for fear of losing illegal Bangladeshi migrants� votes,� it said.

The AASU will stage a satyagraha centrally at Guwahati on November 13 in protest against the failure of the Centre and the State Government to implement the Assam Accord even after 25 years of its signing. Other issues to be highlighted in the protest include updating of the NRC, constitutional safeguards for the State�s indigenous people, and big dams on rivers.

On November 20, six organisations of indigenous people will voice their protest against mega dams through a mass convention at Guwahati.

The BJP, Assam Pradesh, has also criticized the Chief Minister for his remarks on the completion of the NRC updating process, saying that he exhibited an escapist tendency by expressing his inability to complete the formalities by December 31.

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AASU flays Gogoi over NRC comment

GUWAHATI, Nov 5 � Strongly reacting to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's announcement that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process at Barpeta and Chaygaon revenue circles would not be completed by December 31, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today said that the State Government must honour the timeframe for the purpose as mandated by the tripartite meet between the Centre, State Government and the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), failing which it would continue with its mass movement demanding updating of the NRC on the basis of the Assam Accord.

In a statement, the AASU said that the Chief Minister bowed down before the Bangladeshi lobby by suspending the NRC updating process at Barpeta and Chaygaon revenue circles unnecessarily, following violent protests by the AAMSU and disrupting the entire process.

�Now the Chief Minister is saying that the updating process cannot be completed by December 31, which was fixed by the tripartite meet between the Centre, State Government and the AASU. He is, in fact, disobeying the Centre by saying so,� the AASU said.

The AASU said that the developments at Barpeta and Chaygaon had exposed the �conspiracy� of the Congress to disrupt the NRC updating process. �The Congress Government is against timely updating of the NRC for fear of losing illegal Bangladeshi migrants� votes,� it said.

The AASU will stage a satyagraha centrally at Guwahati on November 13 in protest against the failure of the Centre and the State Government to implement the Assam Accord even after 25 years of its signing. Other issues to be highlighted in the protest include updating of the NRC, constitutional safeguards for the State�s indigenous people, and big dams on rivers.

On November 20, six organisations of indigenous people will voice their protest against mega dams through a mass convention at Guwahati.

The BJP, Assam Pradesh, has also criticized the Chief Minister for his remarks on the completion of the NRC updating process, saying that he exhibited an escapist tendency by expressing his inability to complete the formalities by December 31.