24 C
Saturday, February 27, 2021

    AASU Accuses BJP Of Playing ‘Divide & Rule’ Policy Over Citizenship Amendment Act

    After February, the issue of forming a new party will be taken forward in a forceful manner: Dipanka Kumar Nath

    The All Assam Students’ Union on January 17th, 2020, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of playing ‘divide and rule’ policy as far as the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act is concerned.

    Talking about the exemption of Sixth Schedule areas from the Citizenship Act, Nath said, “The central government is playing divide and rule policy just to break the unity of the Assamese community.”

    Also read: AASU To Start Groundwork For New Political Party Post February

    Besides, he slammed the government for ‘confusing’ the people about the base-year to identify the illegal foreigners, Nath said, “The government is making the public confused. Do they think the people are a fool? Each and every illegal Bangladeshi who entered into India after March 25th, 1971 has to leave Assam. It is our demand.”

    Meanwhile, Palash Changmai, general secretary of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), said, “Assamese people have conspicuously said that they won’t accept the newly enacted Act.”

    Also read: Magh Bihu: Festive Spirit Missing; AASU Calls To Burn CAA Copies In Meji Flames

    Accusing the BJP-led government of striving to protect the illegal foreigners, Changmai said, “We won’t allow Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Jamiyat to take shelter in Assam.”

    AASU to intensify forming political party post-February

    AASU, an influential students’ body, has called for the need to form a new regional political party in the state amid protests against the controversial Citizenship Act, which has triggered fears of a fresh influx of immigrants into the Northeast region.

    “After February, the issue of forming a new party will be taken forward in a forceful manner,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said on January 17th, 2020.

    While indicating that the body will play a vital role in forming the new political party, he said, “The people of Assam have felt the need for a new party to protect themselves. The artists, intellectuals and others have appealed to us about it. We feel the time has come for an alternative force to challenge the Centre and take this agitation forward.”


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    ‘My son was not a terrorist’: Sam Stafford’s mother gives Gamosa for Martyrs’ Memorial

    The Assam Congress to collect 50 lakh Gamosas from the state which will be displayed at the CAA Martyrs’ Memorial if the party comes to power

    Election dates for Assam likely to be announced in first week of March: PM Modi

    PM Modi has launched five projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore, including the inauguration of three major projects in the oil sector in Assam.

    “Will Make Web-Series on Lachit Borphukan”: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi

    He added that he along with his family would visit Majuli somewhere next year and would spend some time on the island

    ‘Create Autonomous State for Karbis’: JACAS reminds HM Shah

    Shah is slated to declare the signing of a peace accord with the groups in a mass rally at Dengaon in Karbi Anglong on February 25

    Assam Polls: 44 MLAs in Assam are only 12 th Pass

    State’s powerful minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is a Doctorate degree holder

    IID-Guwahati inaugurates training centre for Drone Pilots and Service

    Indian Institute of Drones – Guwahati will be instrumental in imparting skilled drone pilot training and knowledge on drone technology.

    Indian native Kaushik Barua conferred with Royal Order in Cambodia

    Kaushik Barua, a citizen of India, is currently the Country Director for Cambodia and Lao PDR, IFAD.