GUWAHATI, Aug 14 - The AASU today alleged that even after 35 years since the signing of the Assam Accord, its main clauses, on detection and deportation of foreigners, could not be implemented due to a lack of political will.
It rued the fact that though all the political parties got a chance to form their governments in Delhi and at Dispur during the past 35 years, the interest of the indigenous population of Assam was sidelined due to vote-bank politics. The AASU recently made public the recommendations of the high-level committee formed for implementation of the Clause six of the Accord.
In a statement issued today, the AASU has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a time-bound action plan for total implementation of the Accord, including the Constitutional and economic safeguards.
�The Assam Accord is a national commitment. It�s unfortunate that the people of Assam are being deprived of their rights for more than three decades... Prime Minister Narendra Modi must announce a time-bound plan for the Accord implementation in his speech after unfurling the Tricolour tomorrow,� AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath stated.
�The main clauses of the Accord, related to identification and deportation of illegal migrants in Assam, are yet to be addressed. To add insult to injury, the Accord has been violated through a forceful enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act. This Act will never be accepted by the AASU and the people of Assam, and we would continue to fight against this injustice,� AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.
AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said Congress, AGP, BJP, CPI, CPM and AIUDF are responsible for the delay in implementation of the Accord. The AASU also demanded immediate sealing of the porous Indo-Bangla border.