GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - The All Assam Bengali Youth Students� Federation (AABYSF) today moved President Ram Nath Kovind with the allegation that the Government of Assam is not following the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Hindu migrants.
The MHA had issued a notification on September 7, 2015, which said that the Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians who had entered the territory of India from other countries without valid documents, would be exempted from the Passport Act 1920 and Foreigner Act 1946. But the Assam government is not following the notification and is serving notices to the Bengali Hindus through the Border Police without prior investigation and has thrown them into detention camps by declaring them as foreigners and D-voters, the memorandum, sent to the Rastrapati Bhawan by AABYSF, alleged.
The memorandum, a copy of which was also sent to the Chief Minister�s Office, said that most of the declared as foreigners are found to be facing severe financial hardships, which has resulted in their inability to bear the costs of attending the Tribunal Court.
In the meantime, the youth body also raised allegations against the NRC updating process in the memorandum and said that persons enlisted in the NRC published in 1951 have been declared as foreigners. Also, there are loopholes in the publication of NRC, where persons declared as citizens of India by the Tribunal Court or High Court are listed as �declared foreigners� in their �claims�. The other reasons shown were �data entry error�, �others�, etc. These people are now suffering due to mistakes done by the officials concerned, it alleged.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people coming from various parts of Assam under the banner of AABYSF carried out a sit-in-demonstration at Last Gate today alleging that the Bengali Hindu people of Assam are being sent to the detention camps without prior notice.
The AABYSF alleged in the memorandum that the people from the Bengali Hindu community, despite having proper documents and enough evidences, are being declared as foreigners.