GUWAHATI, July 26 - The AASU today rejected any solution to the foreigners issue other than the clauses of Assam Accord saying that the Centre�s move to provide shelter to foreigners through the Foreigners (Amendment) Notification and the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules 2015 will never be accepted.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said that through the two rules and the Citizenship Amendment Act 2016, the Centre is trying to protect the Bangladeshi nationals who entered illegally into the State and the country.
�Such moves will aggravate the foreigners issue in Assam and other NE states and we won�t accept it at any cost. The historic Assam Accord is the only solution to this problem,� they said.
The AASU leaders said the Centre�s move to give long-term visas to Bangladeshis and proposals to issue work permits to illegal foreigners, clearly show that it is favouring foreign nationals illegally settled in the country, for its vote bank politics.
�Assam has already taken the burden of foreigners who entered till 1971. Now, we won�t accept more foreigners in the name of religion or on any other ground,� they said.