Kokrajhar, Oct. 20: The All Assam Students Union flayed the decision of the state government to settle the landless doubtful citizens, who were displaced in the recent violence in lower Assam, in two villages.
“The Congress government has no intention to identify the illegal migrants and is trying to resettle the illegal migrants,” the general secretary of Kokrajhar district AASU, Nabojyoti Ray, told reporters at the union’s office in Kokrajhar today.
Ray said the students’ union will not tolerate the setting up of new villages in BTAD or Assam in the name of rehabilitation.
The union demanded that the update of NRC and identification of illegal migrants should be made solely on the basis of the 1971 voter list if one does not have any land documents.
Ray criticised the Congress government, saying that the party only knows vote bank tactics and allows the illegal foreigners to settle in the state.
The Assam government and the Congress never gave a thought to the welfare of the indigenous people, he added. AASU expressed resentment over the non-implementation of the Assam Accord, although its been 27 years since it was signed.
Roy has warned the government of vigorous democratic agitation if the new villages are set up on Assam soil.