GUWAHATI, Aug 14 - The All Assam Students Union (AASU) today dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make an announcement about deporting illegal Bangladeshi migrants to protect the integrity of the country in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort tomorrow.
The student body argued that since the historic Assam Accord would complete its 33 years tomorrow, its major concern of illegal cross-border infiltration should be addressed when Prime Minister Modi will speak to the nation during the country�s 72nd Independence Day celebration.
�The Assam Accord was a national commitment made in 1985 and all the political parties capturing power in the past 33 years have miserably failed to keep this promise. Indigenous people of Assam and the entire Northeast still face the problem of influx. While the Indo-Bangladesh border is yet to be sealed, the long pending demands of constitutional safeguard to the indigenous people still remains a distant dream,� the student body said.
�The Prime Minister, who addresses the Northeast as Astalakshmi must announce a time-bound action plan for solving the major problem of the region on the basis of the Assam Accord,� AASU president-in-charge Mani Madhab Mahanta and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.