Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Assam agitation back with bang!

A group of AGP ideologues are on a day long dharna in New Delhi on Friday demanding an immediate halt in the move to shelter the non Muslim Bangladeshi and Pakistani intruders.

Led by AGP leader and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, around 50 people started staging sit in at the Jantar Mantar at 10 in the morning shouting slogans against the NDA government’s recent notification.

Talking to reporters, the protesters unanimously said that they won’t allow the Centre to impose Bangladeshi and Pakistani immigrants iin Assam. “We won’t allow it. We will intensify a nationwide strike if the Narendra Modi government refuses to restrain,” said a protestor.

Former Chief Minister PK Mahanta said,”we must ensure that the Assam Accord is implemented in letter and spirit. We won’t bear any extra burden of Bangladeshi refugees. Assam has suffered a lot. Is it not an abode for rehabilitation of immigrants.”

Mahanta and his team has already met President Pranab Mukherjee and vice president Hamid Ansari asking for their intervention during the last two days.   

Author info

AT New Delhi's picture

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

Will Assam go AAP way?

12 Feb 2015 - 7:17pm | AT News
The landslide victory for AAP in Delhi is set to be the big booster for its workers in Assam. Thousands of people are in touch with the Assam AAP leadership for joining the party.“Yes, it has boost...

 deputy superintendent of police (Panbazar division), Ponjit Duarah

Interim bail for Akhil Gogoi

29 Apr 2014 - 11:18am | AT News
Akhil Gogoi on Tuesday got yet another relief when a lower court in Guwahati granted him interim bail on a fresh case registered against him in Panbazar police station.Hearing the petition for...

Naidu unveils scheme for disabled lots

3 Dec 2017 - 11:56am | AT News
GUWAHATI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said the physically challenged have equal rights and opportunities to lead a happy life. These people have nothing to be worried in the country. Unveiling...