GUWAHATI, June 20 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today rejected the reported move of the Central government to allow entry of the Bangladesh children and senior citizens in Indian territory without visa.
In a statement here, the students� body has described the reported move of the Central government as �anti-Assam� and said that under no circumstances this move would be accepted by it.
It reminded that in his public addresses during the Lok Sabha elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked the illegal Bangla migrants to get prepared to leave the Indian territory.
In its election manifesto, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had assured that if voted to power it would work for the resolution of the alien�s issue as per the provisions of the Assam Accord, for sealing the Indo-Bangla border, updating the National Register of Citizens and for providing constitutional safeguard to the indigenous peoples of Assam.
The government led by Narendra Modi should stick to its electoral pledges, said the students� body.
Apart from the illegal influx, as the Bangla migrants who come with visa and passport get traceless in Assam, thus posing a serious threat to the existence of the indigenous people of the State, the above bid of the Modi government will seriously affect the interest of Assam, said the students� body.
The Centre�s move on visa relaxation has been severely criticised by several organisations, apart from the AASU. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had already disapproved of the Centre�s move.