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AASU reiterates stand against post �71 migrants

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 24 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today vehemently opposed the move of the Central Government to accord citizenship to the post-1971 Bangladeshi migrants and issued a stern warning against taking any decision which may jeopardize the interest of Assam.

In a statement here this evening, the students� body reiterated its demand for resolving the illegal migrants issue once for all on the basis of the 1985 Assam Accord. �Assam will not bear any load of post-1971 illegal Bangla migrants, irrespective of their religious allegiance. Assam is not the grazing yard of the illegal Bangla migrants. The State Government, led by Sarbananda Sonowal, must take bold steps to protect the interest of Assam,� said the students� body.

The Central Government should raise the number of the detention camps to detain the post-1971 illegal migrants, instead of raising the number of refugee camps to shelter such migrants, it stated.

The Central Government should respect the sentiment of the indigenous people of Assam and refrain from taking any decision that may harm Assam�s interest, the statement added.

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