Guwahati: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Tuesday took out torchlight processions all over Assam demanding introduction on Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Assam as in vogue in at least three States in the Northeast.
The AASU, which is the spearhead of the tirade against illegal migrants from Bangladesh, has for the first time demanded introduction of ILP in Assam to regulate and monitor inflow of outsiders to the state where the identify of indigenous communities is already at stake due to the unabated onslaught from ) illegal migrants and people migrating to the State from other parts of the country.
AASU activists and supporters all over Assam especially in Brahmaputra took out torchlight rally to launch the agitation demanding introduction of the ILP which is now in force in hill states of Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Demanding for introduction of the ILP, AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharrya said, “Introduction of the ILP in Assam is must to protect the identity and rights of all the indigenous communities in the State.”
The AASU also demands cent per cent reservation of seats for only indigenous people in all the local statutory bodies, State Assembly and Parliament.
The AASU also demands cent present reservation for indigenous people in all jobs in the government establishments, central government establishments and PSUs in the State.
The students organisation’s other key demands include land rights to only indigenous people, constitutional safeguard to indigenous people and special constitutional status to Assam with rights over land and resources only for indigenous people.