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AAMSU stages public rally in Bongaigaon
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 BONGAIGAON, Oct 14 – In a bid to create awareness regarding alleged harassment and atrocities inflicted on the minorities, especially the Muslims in BTAD areas after the recent clashes, the North Salmara district committee of All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) organized today a mammoth public rally that started around 10 am and ended at 3 pm, at Balapara near Jogighopa in Bongaigaon district.

AAMSU secretary Ainuddin Ahmed in his speech said in the name of illegal Bangladeshi, the minority people are being harassed in the State. On the other hand, AAMSU president Abdur Rahim Ahmed speaking on the foreigner issue said that minority refugees should be rehabilitated on the basis of 2011 voters’ list. It is genuine because the government prepared that list. So, if somebody questions the authenticity of the voters’ list and term it to be not genuine then Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary have to quit from their portfolios as they won their seats by the votes polled by the voters of the 2011 electoral rolls, the president reasoned.

He called upon the minority people to get ready to participate in their next agitation which might be launched to press for their current demands.

Similarly, AAMSU general secretary Rezaul Karim Sarkar too raised demands to rehabilitate the minority refugees in the BTAD areas on the basis of the 2011 electoral rolls. Besides, he pointed out that only minority people are not foreigners – there are a host of other people living in the State who are foreigners having come from Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar. So, he demanded sealing of not only Indo-Bangla borders but also the borders of Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, etc.

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