GUWAHATI, Jan 3 – The All Assam Bengali Youth Students' Federation on Monday demanded of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi the necessary action to protect the Bengali Hindus of Assam against the alleged arbitrary imputation as foreigners and attempts to deport to Bangladesh.
The federation alleged that Bengali Hindus residing in Assam and those who migrated to India compelled by circumstances arising out of the partition were being harassed as D Voters and illegally kept in detention camp.
The federation pointed out that Bengali Hindus have been residing in Assam for generation together and have contributed to all round development of the State. “A section of the Hindu Bengalis had to migrate to Assam and other neighbouring States of India being the victims of partition in 1947. Many of them as well as their forefathers fought for the independence of the country,” said the federation accusing the government of oppressing the Bengali Hindus by dubbing them as foreigners.
It needs to be mentioned here that even the Bharatiya Janata Party, Assam Pradesh has raised this issue of oppression of the Bengali Hindus in different parts of the State.
The federation has urged the Chief Minister to release all the persons of Bengali community from different detention camps of Assam. “We insist on the government to withdraw the proceedings against the Bengali Hindus pending in different foreigners tribunals and other courts and declare them as Indian citizens,” said the federation adding that the Bengali Hindu community wanted that the government machinery be restrained from detaining any person of the community or referring any case to the foreigners tribunals any more.
“We also demand withdrawal of the process of D Voters started against the Hindu Bengalis as soon as possible,” said the federation.
Protesting against the alleged harrassment of the Bengali Hindus, the federation staged a demonstration at Dispur Last Gate today.