Asom Songrami Mancha, on its press meet in Rajgarh today, announced that the organization has appealed to the United Nations for international intervention regarding the burning issue of CAA across the nation. On the advent of the implementation of the controversial
Citizenship Amendment Act, the members of the organization expressed their deep concern regarding the future of the indigenous people of the state as well as the entire nation.
“The CAA emphasizes on the word ‘Refugee’. India did not sign up for the International Refugee Law and the government is now trying to give citizenship to the illegal immigrants (of the 3 neighbouring nations) taking advantage of that particular term (Refugee). Hence, we have decided to appeal to the United Nations to look after the matter under the International Refugee Law.”, one member of the organization told the media.
The entire country is boiling against the Citizenship Amendment Act since it was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. The protests that started from Assam and Tripura reached the entire country. Shaheen Bagh is still protesting against the act, the people of the nation seemed to be awaiting the response from the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court of India has already received 144 appeals against the law from all over the country. Since the stay order on the Act is yet to be received from the Supreme Court, we are waiting with great hope”, the member stated further.
CAA বিৰোধী আন্দোলনৰ প্ৰাসংগিকতাৰ প্ৰতি আন্তঃৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় পৰ্যায়ত দৃষ্টি আকৰ্ষণ কৰিবলৈ অসম সংগ্ৰামী মঞ্চই এক গুৰুত্বপূৰ্ণ পদক্ষেপ গ্ৰহণ কৰিছে । কি এই পদক্ষেপ চাওঁক আমাৰ এই প্ৰতিবেদন
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But the personnel from the organization also expressed their worry regarding the future of their own state. The members of the Asom Songrami Mancha feels that Assam is not far from being another Tripura.
It is to be noted that our neighbouring state Tripura lost its own heritage due to the huge influx of immigrants over the years. Tripura was once a state of the indigenous ‘Tiprasas’ with the official language “Kokborok”. But now their official language is changed to Bangla due to the majority of the people speaking the language. The organization feels Assam will have the same fate sooner or later.
“We have appealed to 3 departments of the United Nations- 1) United Nation High Commissioner for Human Right, 2)United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees & 3) United Nations Secretariat on Indigenous Issues,” says the member.
The response from the United Nations is yet to be seen. The Asom Songrami Mancha hopes that their appeal will be heard and the burning issue of CAA will get international attention and solution soon.