GUWAHATI, Sept 2 � The Janajati Smriti Jagaran Samiti has welcomed the announcement made by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi that National Register of Citizens would be updated within three years� time.
In a statement here, the Samiti has also made an appeal to the State as well as the Central Government to stick to the provisions of the amended Chapter Ten of the 1886 Assam land and Revenue Regulation in regards to the preservation of the tribal belts and blocks.
A meeting convened by the Samiti has expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation in the State. The meeting, attended by the representatives of Sadou Asam Parbatya Janajati Parishad, Sadou Bodo Samaj Sanskar Samiti, Sadou Mising Jyestha Nagarik Santha, Deuri Jatiya Sanmilan, Jananeta Bhimbar Deuri Smriti Charan Samiti, Nikhil Rabha Jatiya Parishad, Rabha-Bodo-Garo-Hajong Samanyayarakhi Samiti and Garo Jatiya Parishad, has demanded reservation of 100 per cent seats of the Assam State Legislature for the indigenous peoples of the State.
It has also called for an innerline system to prevent inroads of foreign nationals in the State. Besides, it has pleaded for providing appointments and awarding contracts to the indigenous people and demanded steps to ban the All India United Democratic Front and the All Assam Minorities Students� Union.
The meeting also made an appeal to all indigenous peoples not to engage the Bangladesh nationals as labourers and adhiyars and to stop purchasing any ware being sold by these people, said the statement.