Guwahati/ 6th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Both the Opposition and the ruling parties today said that diluting the provisions of the historic Assam Accord would be detrimental to the interest of the people of the State. Taking part in a discussion on a resolution moved in the State Legislative Assembly by Congress MLA Abdul Khalek during the last session, the members demanded implementation of the Clause 6 of the Accord. Starting the discussion, former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that even the Union government during the tripartite talk held in April this year had stated that the spirit of the Accord would not be diluted.
However, raising concern over the disappearance of 41,000 foreigners identified by the court, Mahanta stated that the Government of India must take up the matter with Dhaka so that Bangladeshis identified by the court are accepted back by the neighboring country.
In addition to that he said that both the union and state governments should come forward in terms of keeping the clause 6 intact.
Supporting the implementation of the accord Congress leader Sherman Ali Ahmed said that for successful implementation of the accord the doubts and apprehensions in the minds of a section of people must be cleared.
He also said that the growing concern of people regarding the population explosion of a particular community must be scientifically studied before landing on any conclusion. “The actual causes of a rise in the population of that particular section of people are lack of awareness, literacy and health care facilities, which need remedial measures,” he added.