GUWAHATI, Oct 16 � Concerned over the active role of fundamentalist organisations on the turf of the State and neighbouring China�s plan to divert the water of the Brahmaputra, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad would launch a protest action at New Delhi, demanding immediate steps by the Centre to address the issues.
The AJYCP would launch a �Save Assam� protest activity in the national capital on November 3 and 4. The Parishad argued that since both the issues concerned national security, apart from being a threat to the land and people of Assam, hence the Centre must take strong steps without delay.
The AJYCP would protest at the Jantar Mantar on November 3 demanding ouster of fundamentalist forces from the State, sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, and Constitutional safeguard to the indigenous people. The protesters would also stage a dharna in front of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on November 4.
Addressing the media here, AJYCP president Manoj Baruah said that a strong delegation would go to Delhi for taking part in the protest and submit memorandum to the Prime Minister and other national leaders.
�The Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Assam. But China�s south to north water diversion project programme� on the Yarlung Tsangpo would adversely affect the flow of the Brahmaputra. The big dam projects taken up by the neighbouring country would pose a serious threat to the State,� he added.
�The people of Assam have been protesting against illegal migration, that has changed the socio-cultural fabric and economic condition of the State. But now, fundamentalist forces are making Assam their safe haven, which would pose a bigger threat to the State and country as a whole,� Baruah said.