Prabajan Virodhi Manch responds to Hmanta
RESPONSE TO DR HIMANTA BISWA SARMA PRESS CONFERENCE ON 06 JANUARY 2019
A detailed press conference by Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and setting out what the committee is going to recommend yesterday — Dr. Sarnia has sold a dream, a dream of every indigenous for last 40 years but comes with a significant condition. Its fulfilment will be in the next Lok Sabha and the next Government accordingly formed. However, the present Government and Lok Sabha will pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill with will be a concrete step by them during their tenure, while the indigenous have to live with their dreams until the next Lok Sabha and Government. which is never certain.
Similar promises to protect identity of indigenous people have been made in 2014 and 2016 elections, but now the promise is to implement the earlier promises made after the next elections. While indigenous in Assam have to bear the brunt of additional immigrants during the tenure of the present Government, but safeguards promised are still promises for yet another election.
He has also elaborately set out what the committee is going to recommend, amendment to Article 371, adopt the definition of indigenous as given by then Speaker Pranab Gogoi Committee, that at the minimum 1951 has to be the base year for determining indigenous identity and can even be earlier. This only proves that they know what is required to be done. have chosen not to take the actions outlined by the minister and only sold off a dream. This raises a question as to why when the Government has been so sure of what requires to be done, why has it not been done? And why not do it before this election? And particularly so when priority is given to protection of foreigners of other countries coming into India. This only proves what we said yesterday that when the Government choses not to do anything. it is referred to a committee but when it has the will, it acts directly by placing a Bill as in the case of Hindu migrants from Bangladesh. Interests of immigrants/foreigners are considered superior over the interests of the indigenous.
The sum and substance of Dr. Sarma's press conference is that — concrete steps in favour of migrants will be taken during the tenure of this Government and this Lok Sabha, but indigenous who are on the way to become a minority will have to live with promises of implementation of earlier election promises after the next election. Also, he has not dealt with the issue of what the present State Government could have done in the last two and half years and which the Manipur Assembly has done i.e.. reserve land, employment, trade licences etc. for indigenous communities those residing in Manipur prior to 1951. In any case, the power to legislate and bring policies on land in terms of the Constitution of India rests with the State Legislature and State Govemment and which Union Cabinet has clarified on 2nd of January, 2019 and for which reason land has been excluded from the Committee constituted under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
Indigenous voted for the BJP to protect their identity, leaders have used this vote to protect their own identity.
Issued by Upamanyu Hazarika, Convenor, Prabajan Virodhi Manch
14 Aug 2017 - 11:14pm | Shajid Khan
A huge meeting by All Assam Students Union in Udalguri on Monday expressed grave concern over the failure to detect and deport the immigrants from the state even 32 years after the Assam Accord was signed.
In his address, AASU assistant general secretary in Udslguri Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharya said the immigrants ate still s huge threat to the entire nation which needs to be seriously dealt with seriously.
He said,” Though political parties kept on changing both in state and central but no government showed any keen interest in implementation of the historic Assam Accord.”
The student leader expressed grave concern over enchroachment of lands in Tribal belt and blocks of state,government lands,Satra lands,reserve forests and protected areas by illegal immigrants.
Bhattacharya exhorted both the state and central government for sealing of porous Indo-Bangla border, the implementation of the Assam Accord in truest term for the greater interest of the indigenous people of the state.
Many prominent people and students attrnded thr meeting held under the aegis of Tangla regional AASU unit was attended by Saiful Haque General Secretary Udalguri district unit, Pranjal Deka President ,Rinku Deka Secretary Tangla unit among family member of the martyrs .The 855 martyrs who sacrificed their lives were also paid tribute on the ocassion.
30 Sep 2015 - 8:56am | Jackson Tayeng
Pasighat joined the world heart day celebration at the General Hospital along with other parts of the globe recently for creating heart-healthy environments.
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Isha Khosla said that the main objective of the celebration was to spread the awareness of the importance of heart. She instructed the non communicable disease programme officer Tarik Talom to organize such programs on cardiovascular disease at school level.
Other speakers urged the people to get diagnosis and treatment of diseases Diabetes, CVDs, Hypertension and cancer etc which are under the programme of NPCDCS at all NCDs Clinics which is available in the General Hospital, Pasighat also in Boleng, Ruksin and Nari CHCs.
13 Mar 2013 - 11:00pm | Dr Buljit Buragohain
In a major development, NCERT has formally promised to include Srimanta Sankaradeva in school curriculum. They have communicated it to Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva (SSS). Chandra Sadayat, Prof and Head, Deptt of Education in Languages (DEL), NCERT informed SSS President Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti about it in a letter. Prof Sadayat informed Dr Borkakoti that NCERT will include Srimanta Sankaradeva in curriculum when the next revision is carried out. The important functionary of NCERT further said in the letter that Srimanta Sankaradeva will be taught about in orientation programmes of teachers too. Prof Sadayat is designated as a Public Relation Officer of NCERT. It may be mentioned that Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva had recently demanded inclusion of life and works of Srimanta Sankaradeva in both state and national level.
The Society had held a press meet in Guwahati and severely criticized the government agencies for failing to teach the students about Srimanta Sankaradeva. SSS had sent an appeal to Prof. P. Sinclair, the Director of NCERT, where the multi-faceted contributions of Srimanta Sankaradeva were pointed out. NCERT earlier included only one paragraph about Srimanta Sankaradeva in the history textbook for class XI. (Themes in Indian History, Part II, First edition, 2007, page 165) But since History is an optional subject, only a limited few students of the Arts stream get to know about Srimanta Sankaradeva, it was pointed out by SSS in the appeal to NCERT Director.
The SSS appeal had pointed out that Srimanta Sankaradeva was the first playwright in all modern Indian languages. The saint created the classical Sattriya dance form, a new school of classical music with his own Ragas, and above all he integrated people of all castes, all tribes. It is in the fitness of the things that life and works of such a genius should be taught to the pupils in all levels, the SSS appeal said. The matter was widely published in the media.
Dr Buljit Buragohain
In-charge, Media-cell Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva