GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - The representatives of the organisations of the Bangla-speaking people of Assam told the office-bearers of the Asam Sahitya Sabha at a meeting held here yesterday evening that they are for a correct National Register of Citizens (NRC) and they have no plan to uphold the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 at their proposed November 17, 2018 rally.
An Asam Sahitya Sabha press release said here this evening that the representatives of the Bangla-speaking people�s organisations made it clear at the meeting that they had proposed to hold discussion at the proposed rally only to evolve measures to help those Bangla-speaking pre-1971 genuine Indian citizens whose names have been dropped from the NRC.
The meeting, presided over by ASS president Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, arrived at the decisions to hold a conference to uphold the age-old amity among the peoples belonging to the different ethnic groups living in the State. Moreover, the representatives of the organisations of the Bangla-speaking people should talk to the national organisations of the State to remove the misgivings on their proposed rally. A coordination committee should be formed to hold the above conference of the ethic groups, including a representative also from the ASS, said the participants of the meeting in their unanimous resolutions.
The representatives of the Bangla-speaking people�s organisations also made it clear that the Bengalis living in Assam would always remain committed to the cause of keeping the State�s society united.
The organisations of the Bangla-speaking people were represented at the meeting by MLA Shiladitya Deb; Executive Member, BTC Jagadish Sarkar; chief advisor to Bangali Jukta Chhatra Federation Sukumar Biswas; CRPF�s Swapan Kumar Mandal; Bangali Unnayan Samiiti�s Alok Kumar Ghosh and Suresh Chandra Sarkar, Rabindra Biswas and former publicity secretary of the Bengali Tiger Force Bappa Dutta, among others.