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AASU meets Rajnath on Assam Accord

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to implement the Assam Accord within a specific time-frame.

An AASU delegation led by advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya today met Singh to discuss implementation of the Accord signed in 1985. The delegation also included general secretary Tapan Gogoi and Prof Basanta Deka.

The meeting also assumes significance because of the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court over update of the NRC and validity of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, which pertains to the cut-off date. AASU is also a party to the case.

Bhattacharya told newsmen that they have urged the Home Minister to ensure that the NRC update project is executed without any flaws and within the stipulated time-frame. They wanted the Centre to work out an action plan about those people whose names do not figure in the updated NRC.

The AASU demanded that such people, once identified, should be deported within a year of the update of NRC.

The AASU advisor said Singh assured them that the Centre was committed to implementing the Assam Accord and would prepare an action plan for the future.

The AASU further urged the Home Minister to open dialogue with neighbouring Bangladesh to take back their citizens.

The advisor said they have urged the Home Minister to have the Indo-Bangladesh border sealed within six months. In this connection they presented to Singh some photographs of the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri sector.

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