Reacting on Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement of bringing the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) on Tuesday at Kolkata, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has warned Shah and asked him to refrain from playing with the sentiments of the people of Assam and other states of Northeast.
AASU General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi on Wednesday said that the students’ body would be forced to launch a democratic movement if the Centre tries to impose the Bill against the wishes of the people.
He said that AASU would never accept the violation of the Assam Accord.
According to the clauses of Assam Accord, all foreigners who came to Assam after March 24, 1971 should be detected and deported irrespective of religion and that AASU would not allow to violate the rules.
Gogoi further stated that the Centre’s move to try and give citizenship to foreigners on the basis of religion is unconstitutional as India is a secular country.
Gogoi said that the imposition of CAB would pose a threat to the political rights, language and culture of the indigenous people of the state along with the rest of the Northeastern region.