JORHAT, Sept 29 - Addressing thousands of students and citizens of Jorhat at a mass rally today president of All Assam Students� Union (AASU) Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi and adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said that they would never compromise on their decades-long demand of detection and deportation of illegal migrants who infiltrated to the State from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971.
Criticizing the Central government�s notification to provide shelter to non-Muslim migrants in the State, Dr Bhattacharya said that the government must repeal the notification and cancel the decision of imposing the burden of illegal migrants on the State who came to Assam after the cutoff date, that is, March 25,1971.
�Neither any Hindu nor any Muslim citizen , who infiltrated to our State after that date should be provided shelter in our State. All those illegal migrants must be detected and deported to their own country. If the Central government does not cancel the notification we will intensify protests across the State and in Delhi also,� said Dr Bhattacharaya.
He asked Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to clarify his stand on the issue and compel the Central government to refrain from taking any such �harmful decision� for the greater interest of the State.
�Assam is not a dumping ground for illegal migrants. The current situation of our State is very dangerous as fundamentalist organizations are operating with the help of illegal migrants in many parts of the State,� said Samujjal.
Asked about AASU�s any decision to move court against the Centre�s notification, Dr Bhattacharya said that they are nor discussing with legal experts on the issue and the decision making body of the students� organization will decide on whether to file any petition in the Supreme Court in this regard.
As the Central government allegedly has not shown any interest to repeal the notification, AASU�s president Dipanka Kumar Nath said that people of the State would have to intensify their protest against the Centre�s decision. �This decision for providing shelter to the illegal migrants will create a hazardous demographic situation. Government must cancel the notification,� said Nath.
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his negligence towards the vital interest of the State, AASU�s general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said that if government does not pay heed to their democratic protest the students� organization will intensify the movement against the government.
�No compromise will be made in this case. Every illegal migrant of the State must be detected and deported. If the Prime Minister does not pay heed to our democratic protest against the anti-Assam decision, we will definitely intensify our protest for the greater interest of the indigenous citizens of the State,� said Lurin Jyoti Gogoi.
He said that the State�s rich cultural and social heritage along with the mother-tongue Assamese are at a critical stage because of the unabated infiltration of illegal migrants to Assam.
Along with the students, several citizens of Jorhat including Niren Sarma, Samiran Bordoloi and many other citizens also participated in the mass rally organized by the Jorhat district unit of AASU.