PUNE: Assamese citizens of Pune expressed deep challenge on Saturday with the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in each houses of parliament, and President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent turning it into the Citizens (Amendment) Act, 2019.
ASOMI- The Cultural Essence, a registered Assamese association which represents all communities of Assam in Pune stated at a press convention on Saturday that reception and apprehension in the direction of this Act may be very extraordinary in Assam from different states in the country. According to the company, there are 20,000 Assamese living in Pune.
On December 15, ‘LUIT- The Assamese Society of Pune’ will protest towards the Act at 4 pm outside the main gate of Fergusson College.
Office-bearers of ASOMI during a press convention at the Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh on Saturday demanded that the relevant authorities ought to right now pronounce measures to preserve linguistic and cultural identification of the people which may be threatened with the aid of a probable demographic exchange.
They stated the authorities wishes to promptly enforce clause 6 of the Assam Accord which promised to shield the identification of the Assamese humans.
According ASOMI office bearers, all districts of Assam must be added beneath the sixth time table of the charter and the extra population that has migrated to the country must be allotted proportionally to all of the states, so that Assam does now not should undergo the burden and danger a shift in indigenous demography.
Advisor Col Tarun Borah ( retd ) warned that, implementation of Act will usher in a demographic change and all of the indigenous communities of Assam could be wiped off the map.
“The violence at some stage in the protests become unleashed through vested pursuits and Assamese people will in no way bask in such activities as they are peace-loving people who agree with in protesting with democratic rights.It is simplest after the 1979 Assam Movement that the entire country is at the streets and worrying that the government should protect their identification and tradition,” he said.
Bishmita Dutta, joint cultural secretary, ASOMI, demanded prison protection of Assamese land, language, tradition and political rights which in line with her, constituted a protracted-standing demand of the Assamese people.
Amongst the others who addressed the collection had been Samiron Phukan, president ASOMI; Mousumi Bora, Nripen Gogoi , finance secretary ASOMI and other officials of the organization.