NAGAON, Dec 17 - As a part of the decision of AASU and 28 other indigenous groups of the State, AASU advisor Samujjal Kr Bhattacharya is visiting different parts of the State to give moral support to the officers working in updating the NRC. On December 16, he came to Nagaon and discussed the ongoing updating works of the NRC in the district with the Nagaon Deputy Commissioner.
Later, addressing mediapersons at the district headquarters of AASU, Dr Bhattacharya said that the AASU has complete faith on the Supreme Court and the State officials are working on the process, but it is the responsibility of the officers and employees to foil any moves by foreign nationals who were trying to get their names included in the NRC with fake documents. He urged all Deputy Commissioners and officials engaged in updating NRC works to take all measures to update the NRC with genuine Indian citizens and not to include names of a single foreigner.
He also stated clearly that the AASU is not supporting the Citizenship Amendment bill 2016 and would oppose it tooth and nail. He called upon the Central Government not to move this bill in the Parliament and also asked the State Government to create pressure on the Centre seeing the mood of the people of Assam.
Dr Bhattacharya also criticised the BJP�s role including that of MP RP Sharma on granting citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindu nationals.
Nowgong College building: A newly-built building of Nowgong College constructed with funds provided under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) was formally inaugurated on December 16 by Minister Keshab Mahanta. In his address, the minister called upon the youth to get acquainted with the knowledge of information and technology for the development of the country. The Government is taking special initiatives to spread science education in the State, he added.
Principal of the college Dr Sarat Borkotoki presided over the function in which Nagaon SP Debraj Upadhyaya and other invited guests, faculty members and students were present. The minister also promised to provide computers and other furniture to Nowgong College.
Seminar: To mark the birth anniversary of the doyen of Assamese literature Hem Ch Borooah, a seminar was held at Bamuni Junior Basic LP School under the auspices of Ellora Bijnan Mancha, Barhampur unit on December 15 last. Amarendra Kr Sarma presided over the seminar where a number of speakers expressed their views on superstition and prejudice and called upon the people to fight these evils. Bimal Bora conducted the seminar.