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GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has alleged that Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Badruddin Ajmal are trying to protect the illegal migrants from Bangladesh for the sake of vote bank politics.
The student body said in a statement that despite the sincere desire of the indigenous peoples of the State to get the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) properly updated, the illegal Bangladeshi migrants and their spokesmen were bent on preventing the entire process of update of this vital document.
The latest statement made by Badruddin Ajmal had encouraged the illegal Bangladeshi migrants and had gone against the directive of the Supreme Court.
The AASU would not tolerate any activity that could impede update of the NRC, warned the students body. It further alleged that Chief Minister Gogoi was also bent on protecting the illegal Bangladeshi migrants. The post-1971 migrants, irrespective of their religious affiliation, must leave Assam. The State would not bear the load of the post-1971 migrants, it said.
Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta has appealed to the religious and linguistic minorities not to be misled by the disinformation campaign launched by some quarters on the NRC update process. On the other hand, reacting to Badruddin Ajmal's allegations that Indian Muslims in Assam were being targeted as illegal Bangladeshis, the Forum Against Infiltration (Prabrajan Birodhi Mancha) termed the allegation as false, misleading and full of malafide intentions.
(With inputs from agencies)