Assam’s CM opposite views on migrants Citizenship suspend date

Assam's CM opposite views on migrants Citizenship suspend date

Guwahati: Prabhajan Virodhi Manch (PVM) convener and Supreme Court lawyer Upmanyu Hazarika has hit out at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for forming “contradictory views” on the issue of cut-off date for granting citizenship to Bangladeshi migrants Allegedly.
“Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday presented two conflicting views on the issue of cut-off date for granting citizenship to migrants from Bangladesh. He says that since the then Assam government had signed the agreement, So it should be 1971. But on the other hand, they support 1951 with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and delimitation of parliamentary and assembly constituencies,” Hazarika said in a statement issued on Sunday.
“This is nothing but an attempt to confuse the local people by making double talk. The fact is that today the state government has only an affidavit supporting the cut-off date of 1971,” Manch convener and The senior counsel said.

PVM is a forum against illegal immigrants.
The validity of the cut-off date of the Assam Accord, March 25, 1971, is coming up for hearing before the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on February 14, 2023.
“The sanctity he (Chief Minister Sarma) assigns to the cut-off date of the Assam Accord is at odds with his own government policy under Mission Basundhara 2.0, which through a notification dated November 11, 2022, in Assam before 2011. The incoming Bangladeshis are being declared. 1.4 lakh bighas of pasture land were allotted. They have revised the cut-off date to 2011,” he said.
“When the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) (IMDT) Act was under challenge in the Supreme Court, the then NDA government at the Center and the AGP government in the state repealed the IMDT Act. “After the Congress came to power in the state, they changed the affidavit of the state government to support the IMDT Act. Sarma was part of that government,” Hazarika pointed out.
“The state government’s affidavit was placed on record before the Supreme Court today. Sarma was the Assam Accord Implementation Minister in the 1971-backed Congress government. Sarma has since joined the BJP. , but no change has been made in the affidavit, despite claiming their support for 1951,” he said.
“There is still time to file a fresh affidavit against the 1971 cut-off date if their intentions are genuine,” he added.

“What Sarma said yesterday to the media and people of Assam can be entered in an affidavit before the Supreme Court. Regardless of what he says, Sarma’s actions have always been in favor of Bangladeshis and They make these vague statements only to mislead the public,” alleged Hazarika.

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