|State legal fraternity to protect rights of indigenous people|
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 - Members of the legal fraternity hailing from Assam have floated a society – Advocates’ Association for Indigenous Rights of Assamese (AAIRA) – which will solely stand for protecting the rights of Assamese by continuing its legal battle in the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The AAIRA will also provide authentic information about the ongoing legal proceedings and provide up-to-date legal information to the common people, so as to provide appropriate guidance and rightful direction for peaceful democratic protest of the public.
“Large-scale illegal immigration from Bangladesh over several decades has been altering the demographic complexion of the State of Assam. It poses a grave threat both to the identity of the Assamese people as well as to national security. No other state has ever faced such illegal immigration, which Assam has been facing since Independence. Today, by bringing “CAA”, the Government has confirmed the extinction of the Assamese in their homeland,” a statement issued by AAIRA said. The AAIRA has also filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court against the Act.