GUWAHATI, Sept 12 - The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today alleged that Assam would have to carry the burden of at least 20 lakh migrants from Bangladesh as a result of the Union Government�s latest notification on entry and stay rights to Hindu migrants.
Party president Atul Bora, while addressing the media here, termed the decision �slow poison� for the indigenous and linguistic identity of Assam and its socio-cultural fabric.
Flaying the Modi-led Union Government�s decision, the State Government�s silent endorsement and the mute submission of the BJP MPs, Bora maintained that the elected representatives of the State and the Centre have cheated the people of Assam.
The AGP, along with its youth wing, Asom Yuba Parishad, will start its protest with a demonstration on September 14. On September 16, memoranda will be submitted to the President of India through the DCs of all districts, followed by a protest march in Guwahati, slated on September 19.
�We will continue our protest and we urge like-minded organisations and individuals to join us as only timely action can save the State from this blunder,� Bora said.
The AGP also alleged that the policies of the State and the Union governments are directed towards hampering the NRC update process in Assam.
�The ploy to reduce the Assamese people to a minority in their own land will not succeed in Assam. The historic Assam Movement was a secular movement which accepted both Hindu and Muslim migrants who came before March 24, 1971,� said Bora.
The party also criticised the Assam Governor PB Acharya�s comment regarding the deadline of the Assam Accord.