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Constitutional safeguards must: AASU

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 29 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and 27 organizations representing different ethnic groups of the State today asserted that constitutional protection for the indigenous people of Assam is a must to prevent a Bangladeshi national from becoming the Chief Minister of the State in the next ten years.

The organizations made the observation during a meeting with Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Gogoi today. The Minister in charge of the Assam Accord implementation, Dr Bhumidhar Barman was also present in the meeting.

The organizations demanded that the persons whose names appeared in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951 and their descendants should be treated as Assamese people for giving reservation in the Assembly, Parliament and local bodies under the provisions of clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

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Constitutional safeguards must: AASU

GUWAHATI, March 29 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and 27 organizations representing different ethnic groups of the State today asserted that constitutional protection for the indigenous people of Assam is a must to prevent a Bangladeshi national from becoming the Chief Minister of the State in the next ten years.

The organizations made the observation during a meeting with Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Gogoi today. The Minister in charge of the Assam Accord implementation, Dr Bhumidhar Barman was also present in the meeting.

The organizations demanded that the persons whose names appeared in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951 and their descendants should be treated as Assamese people for giving reservation in the Assembly, Parliament and local bodies under the provisions of clause 6 of the Assam Accord.