GUWAHATI, Aug 29 – The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) today said that the foreigners’ problem cannot be resolved through violence and asserted that it is only through the update of National Register of Citizens (NRC) that a permanent solution to the problem can be fetched.
The Samity has urged all the political and non-political organisations to put pressure on the State Government to update the NRC within two years in the State. However, the KMSS demanded that in BTAD area, the NRC should be updated within a year.
Addressing a press conference, Akhil Gogoi, general secretary, KMSS, said, “NRC update should feature on the national agenda and the process of update should be carried out on a war footing.”
Gogoi also sought amendment in the Memorandum of Settlement signed with the BLT in 2003, especially the Clause 4.3 which relate to right over the land.
“The MoS has neither safeguarded the interest of the Bodo community nor has it done justice to the expectations of other communities residing in the BTAD areas. The MoS should be amended in such a way that the benefits are enjoyed by the poorest of the poor and not just those at the helm of affairs in Kokrajhar,” Gogoi said.
Flaying the Centre, State and the BTC for completely failing to control things from deteriorating, Gogoi urged people from all communities irrespective of caste, creed and religion to work unitedly against the communal forces.
“It is high time the greater Assamese society took a united stand against those trying to play the communal card,” he asserted, while urging the people not to fall prey to the communal forces.
Gogoi also condemned the attack on journalists on Tuesday during the bandh called by AAMSU.
“There is an ardent need to organize around table conference involving all sections of people and organisations to find early and realistic solution to the problem gripping the State,” he asserted.
The CBI probing the incidents of violence in BTAD areas should expedite its