The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is planning a protest over the exclusion of many people in the recently published National Register of Citizens (NRC) and has also expressed concerns that Assam will turn into an Islamic state.
Bengaluru: The issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is only creating more tension in the state of Assam.
Now the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has raised concerns over the Islamisation of Assam, as the new register was released.
The ABVP has expressed fears that Assam will become an Islamic state if the new register is not rectified.
ABVP secretary Rakesh Das told reporters, “Assam is heading towards becoming an Islamic state. Immigrants are celebrating and genuine citizens are complaining after the NRC was published.
There are so many people with all the documents but their names are not there on the list. How is that possible when even a decade ago Union home ministers had mentioned illegal immigrants to be more than 40 lakh in Assam? If this NRC is accepted, then it will turn Assam into an Islamic state like Kashmir.”
The ABVP has also questioned the way in which the endeavour had been taken up.
He added, “We are not questioning the Supreme Court but we are questioning the way in which it has been done. The data entry has been faulty.”
The ABVP also criticised the All Assam Students Union (Aasu) for changing their stand on NRC. “We need to know who is Aasu standing with? They had raised questions on our credibility. Why are they changing their stance now? Why are they now saying NRC has errors?” said the ABVP leader.
The body is now planning to hold a mass movement.
The secretary added, “We need to go for a movement. We will try to get indigenous people to raise their voices. In fact, we are supporting Motiur Rahman (Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha working president), that is demanding 1951 as the cut-off year. We want justice for the people of Assam, who have been fighting for their rights for decades.”
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Last Updated Sep 5, 2019, 11:47 AM IST