GUWAHATI, Aug 12 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today lambasted the State and the Union governments for their failure to implement the Assam Accord, signed 27 years back. The AASU alleged that the BTAD violence was the outcome of ignoring the accord implementation for decades and said that the situation would deteriorate in the coming days.
The student body warned the government against any effort to provide land putta or any kind of shelter to the illegal migrants in the name of rehabilitating the violence-hit people.
Protesting against the prolonged delay in the accord implementation, the AASU would burn the effigies of the Prime Minister, the Union Home Minister, the State Chief Minister and the Assam Accord implementation Minister on tomorrow in every district headquarter of the State.
Addressing the media here, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya said that AASU would lead a protest march throughout the State on August 14 demanding immediate updating of the NRC, sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh border, Constitutional safeguard for the indigenous people of Assam and a time bound action plan to implement the Assam Accord.
�We firmly believe that there would be no permanent peace in the State till the Assam Accord is implemented fully. Despite having prior information about the violence in Kokrajhar, the State and the Union governments failed to control the situation in time and violence spread to Chirang and Dhubri districts. If the accord is not implemented
soon, giving supremacy to the indigenous people, the violence would further spread in the entire State,� he added.
AASU president Shankar Prasad Roy reiterated the Student body�s stand that all Hindu and Muslim people coming to Assam before 1971 should be considered as legal citizens of the country and those coming after the timeline should be considered migrants irrespective of their religion.
�This demand of the AASU should not be given a communal colour by anybody,� he added.
The student body also rejected AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh�s statement that the violence-hit people can prove their citizenship through even a ration card. �Recent statements by Digvijay Singh, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and AUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal indicate towards their support to the illegal migrants,� Bhattacharyya said.