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AASU warns against NRC form change

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 27 � Firing a salvo at the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led government for �letting the AAMSU find a scope to legalize the status of illegal migrants who came to Assam after 1971,� the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today warned of a movement, in case the NRC form is changed to suit the purpose of illegal Bangladeshis.

The AASU also demanded the State government to start the NRC update work at the earliest possible time, failing which it would have to face the wrath of people of the State.

Addressing a press meet here, the AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the government spokesman Himanta Biswa Sarma�s statement mentioning about some flaws in the NRC form is totally unacceptable.

�The State government�s move to �simplify� the form to make it comprehensible for the common people, is unnecessary as the form, in its current structure, is very simple, transparent and fit for updating the NRC. We warn the State government not to do politics on the issue of NRC form and start updating the citizens� register as per the Assam Accord,� he mentioned.

Criticizing both the AAMSU and the State government for the Barpeta incident and its aftermath, Bhattacharya said that suspending the work due to an �undemocratic protest� by the minority students� body the government is encouraging the AAMSU to communalize the whole issue. �The incident took place at Barpeta, but the pilot project was also stopped in Chhayagaon, which also shows that the government is acting as the benefactor of the illegal Bangladshis,� he mentioned.

�It was the responsibility of the State government to explain about the NRC and its minuets to the common people in a simple manner, rather than suggesting a change in the form itself,� he added.

The students� body also asked the Opposition not to start the vote bank politics by speaking in favour of the illegal Bangladeshis. �We would not allow the State government or any other political party or organization to communalize the issue of NRC update in Assam,� said the AASU president Shankar Prasad Roy.

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AASU warns against NRC form change

GUWAHATI, July 27 � Firing a salvo at the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led government for �letting the AAMSU find a scope to legalize the status of illegal migrants who came to Assam after 1971,� the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today warned of a movement, in case the NRC form is changed to suit the purpose of illegal Bangladeshis.

The AASU also demanded the State government to start the NRC update work at the earliest possible time, failing which it would have to face the wrath of people of the State.

Addressing a press meet here, the AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the government spokesman Himanta Biswa Sarma�s statement mentioning about some flaws in the NRC form is totally unacceptable.

�The State government�s move to �simplify� the form to make it comprehensible for the common people, is unnecessary as the form, in its current structure, is very simple, transparent and fit for updating the NRC. We warn the State government not to do politics on the issue of NRC form and start updating the citizens� register as per the Assam Accord,� he mentioned.

Criticizing both the AAMSU and the State government for the Barpeta incident and its aftermath, Bhattacharya said that suspending the work due to an �undemocratic protest� by the minority students� body the government is encouraging the AAMSU to communalize the whole issue. �The incident took place at Barpeta, but the pilot project was also stopped in Chhayagaon, which also shows that the government is acting as the benefactor of the illegal Bangladshis,� he mentioned.

�It was the responsibility of the State government to explain about the NRC and its minuets to the common people in a simple manner, rather than suggesting a change in the form itself,� he added.

The students� body also asked the Opposition not to start the vote bank politics by speaking in favour of the illegal Bangladeshis. �We would not allow the State government or any other political party or organization to communalize the issue of NRC update in Assam,� said the AASU president Shankar Prasad Roy.