NEW DELHI, June 29 - The North East Linguistics and Ethnic Coordination Committee (NELECC), a self-proclaimed non-political organisation of Barak Valley, highlighting the plight of the detention centres in Assam, today urged the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) to review its stand on the Assam Accord.
A 20-member delegation of the NELECC is currently touring the National Capital meeting senior Central ministers and leaders of the BJP, and advocating its support for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. The delegation has so far met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of States for DoNER Dr Jitendra Singh and MoS External Affairs Gen (retd) VK Singh, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, besides BJP general secretary in-charge for Assam Ram Madhav.
Addressing newsmen at the Press Club of India, its spokesman Vivek Goenka said that after BJP came to power at the Centre and in Assam, Barak Valley has seen huge development. The NELECC said they support the Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act, 1950, and the two notifications issued by the Centre in 2015. Both the notifications are now part of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Goenka said that they have come to Delhi to extend their support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and highlight the condition of the detention centres in Assam. There are six detention centres in Assam of which one is located in Silchar.