GUWAHATI, July 18 - The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) today registered its strong protest against several decisions of the State government, including the auctioning of the marginal oilfields, alleging that the arguments put forth by the government are not convincing enough on any of the issues.
The AJYCP has been protesting the auctioning, continuously arguing that the State must not lose control over its natural resources to the private players.
�Since Independence, Assam has been fighting for its right over its natural resources. Now, due to the Union government�s leaning towards 100 per cent FDI in various fields, the oilfields are being auctioned. If OIL and ONGC are technically not competent, why are they allowed to take part in the auctioning,� it questioned.
It said since the government argues that the unemployed of Assam would get jobs and the State would get royalty, has the government set a precondition that the foreign companies would have to give 100 per cent employment to local youth? In case of royalty also, the entire deal is not clear to the people of Assam, alleged the organisation.
Addressing the media, the AJYCP leaders also demanded a high-level inquiry into the Raha incident, in which one Mintu Deuri was killed. �It is very unfortunate that the person lost his life in police firing, and several others were injured due to police highhandedness. The government must conduct an inquiry to punish the guilty,� it said.
Strongly criticising the Union and the State governments for giving asylum to illegal migrants from Bangladesh in the name of religion, the AJYCP said it was a gross violation of the Assam Accord and an insult to the 855 martyrs who had laid down their lives during the Assam Agitation.
�The current State government was voted to power on its promise of community, land and habitat. Its recent decisions paint a picture in contrast. This is not the change that was desired by the people,� the AJYCP argued.