Assam: “Gorkhas should be recognized as part of indigenous community in Assam”, says GACDC
GUWAHATI: The Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) will organize an Indigenous Gorkha Conclave in Guwahati to voice their demand for inclusion in the National Register of Citizens (NRC). They demand that the cut-off date in the Assam Accord for the detection and deportation of foreigners, March 25, 1971, should not be applied to them as they are indigenous to the state.
"We are hurt that the Gorkhas should be treated like the Bangladeshis. We plan to raise our voice against this at the September 9 conclave," said GACDC vice president Bhim Bahadur Rai on Monday. The conclave is being planned at the Veterinary College ground at Khanapara.
"Gorkhas should be recognized as part of the indigenous community in Assam without any discrimination," Rai added.