Assam: AJP stage "Jatiya Gorjon" rally demanding scrapping of CAA
The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) on Tuesday staged a protest rally demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and implementation of the clauses 5 and 6 clauses of the Assam Accord, in Dibrugarh.
The rally, "Jatiya Gorjon", was led by AJP Dibrugarh district president Paragjyoti Baruah.
"This vital clause has been ignored by the government when it recently formed a committee to implement the Assam Accord. There are many flaws, and the corrected National Register of Citizens (NRC) has not been published by the government despite spending Rs 1600 crore on the same,” Baruah said, adding that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government introduced NRC to give citizenship to Hindus Bangladeshis.
On September 8, the Assam government constituted an eight-member committee comprising of ministers and All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) members to create a roadmap for the implementation of the Assam Accord.
Clause 5 of the Assam Accord relates to the detection, deletion, and deportation of foreigners who entered Assam illegally after March 25, 1971. Whereas, Clause 6 calls for constitutional, legislative and administrative measures to safeguard, protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity, and heritage of the Assamese people.
The AJP also alleged that the contentious CAA violates the Assam Accord as it seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis who came to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan on or before December 31, 2021.
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