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Sign deportation pact with Bangla: AASU

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NEW DELHI, Aug 13 - Thirty years after signing of the Assam Accord, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has urged the Prime Minister to sign a bilateral agreement with Bangladesh to deport the illegal migrants.

The Delhi Declaration, which is the outcome of the two-day national seminar on �30 years of Assam Accord: Issues, Challenges and Implementation�, has called upon the Prime Minister to implement the commitment made during the election campaign and deport the illegal migrants.

The Declaration called for 100 per cent reservation of seats in Assembly, Parliament and local bodies for the indigenous people through a legislation, adding that cultural, linguistic and traditional identity and heritage must be safeguarded.

Apart from protecting and safeguarding the rights over land and natural resources and protection of Sattra monuments and places of historical importance, all other Constitutional safeguard must be enforced, it said.

The Declaration further urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to strengthen his ministry�s capacity for all the procedural and administrative support for effective implementation of the provisions of the Assam Accord.

The AASU resolved that the government must adopt an effective action plan to implement the various clauses of the Assam Accord with a specific time-frame.

The AASU also urged the Centre to complete the border sealing process with a declared deadline. The border, including the riverine border, must be protected and guarded with full security support, including provisions for shoot-at-sight orders.

The matter of detention camp must be seriously facilitated and camps must be made effective and expanded.

The AASU also resolved that there was no question of taking the burden of foreigners who entered Assam after 1971.

According to Clause 7 of the Assam Accord, it was committed that special emphasis will be placed for all-round economic development. The commitment must be translated into action. The Ashok Paper Mill must be re-opened at the earliest according to the Assam Accord.

Moreover, Brahmaputra River must be treated as national heritage and resource, and the flood and erosion problems must be treated effectively as national problem.

The Delhi Declaration also called for proper protection of the world�s largest river Island Majuli.

The two-day national seminar, inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was attended by several prominent personalities, including former bureaucrats, academicians and security experts, retired officials of Army and security forces. The valedictory function was addressed by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

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Sign deportation pact with Bangla: AASU

NEW DELHI, Aug 13 - Thirty years after signing of the Assam Accord, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has urged the Prime Minister to sign a bilateral agreement with Bangladesh to deport the illegal migrants.

The Delhi Declaration, which is the outcome of the two-day national seminar on �30 years of Assam Accord: Issues, Challenges and Implementation�, has called upon the Prime Minister to implement the commitment made during the election campaign and deport the illegal migrants.

The Declaration called for 100 per cent reservation of seats in Assembly, Parliament and local bodies for the indigenous people through a legislation, adding that cultural, linguistic and traditional identity and heritage must be safeguarded.

Apart from protecting and safeguarding the rights over land and natural resources and protection of Sattra monuments and places of historical importance, all other Constitutional safeguard must be enforced, it said.

The Declaration further urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to strengthen his ministry�s capacity for all the procedural and administrative support for effective implementation of the provisions of the Assam Accord.

The AASU resolved that the government must adopt an effective action plan to implement the various clauses of the Assam Accord with a specific time-frame.

The AASU also urged the Centre to complete the border sealing process with a declared deadline. The border, including the riverine border, must be protected and guarded with full security support, including provisions for shoot-at-sight orders.

The matter of detention camp must be seriously facilitated and camps must be made effective and expanded.

The AASU also resolved that there was no question of taking the burden of foreigners who entered Assam after 1971.

According to Clause 7 of the Assam Accord, it was committed that special emphasis will be placed for all-round economic development. The commitment must be translated into action. The Ashok Paper Mill must be re-opened at the earliest according to the Assam Accord.

Moreover, Brahmaputra River must be treated as national heritage and resource, and the flood and erosion problems must be treated effectively as national problem.

The Delhi Declaration also called for proper protection of the world�s largest river Island Majuli.

The two-day national seminar, inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was attended by several prominent personalities, including former bureaucrats, academicians and security experts, retired officials of Army and security forces. The valedictory function was addressed by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.