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ABVP to launch stir if Centre fails to repeal IMDT Act - The Observer

Posted By Ashok V Chowgule (ashokvc@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in)
8 November 1996

Title : ABVP to launch stir if Centre fails to repeal IMDT Act
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Publication : The Observer
Date : November 8, 1996

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Dhubri Branch has threatened a
nation-wide stir if the Central Government fails to repeal the IMDT Act as
promised by the Prime Minister to the people of Assam, according to Sri Anil
Kumar Das, general secretary ABVP, Assam on November 3 at Dhubri.

Sri Das was addressing a general meeting of the members of the Dhubri ABVP on
November 3 as the chief guest. He said that the Cong(I) wants the stay of the
IMDT for the foreigner's vote bank while the AAMSU and some minority groups
want its stay to increase religious minority population in the North-East
with some ulterior motive. Referring to the Army operation in the State Sri
Das said that in the name of searching for the extremists, the Army had
reportedly involved themselves in loot and molestation of women. In order to
create an atmosphere of peace, he urged the Government and the extremists
groups to the negotiation table at the earliest.

Dr D K Adhikary vice-president, ABVP, Assam, addressing the members of the
district parishad implored them to be dedicated in their national policy. He
also said that IMDT and all other black laws must go from the State which
alone can bring back peace to the trouble-torn State.

The convention decided to submit a memorandum and also organise other
agitational programmes opposing holding of Miss World contest in Bangalore.

The convention elected a new 25-member executive body of the district ABVP
with Sri Gurupada Dey and Sri Arup Kumar Ghose as president and general
secretary respectively.

Teachers' rally : "Let the Ministers, MLAs, secretaries and Commissioners opt
not to take heir salaries so long the Government fails to give the lowly paid
teachers their salaries regularly", said Prof G N Goswami addressing a
teachers rally here on November 5. Ours is a welfare State, he said, where
the Government is morally obliged to look into the welfare of its employees;
but it is shame that when the Government fails to pay the teachers their
monthly salaries for months together, the Ministers, MLAs, Secretaries and
Commissioners of the Government are drawing their salaries regularly and that
too often on enhanced rate. A Government that cannot pay their employees
regularly has no moral right to remain in power, Sri Goswami added.

Assam State L P School Teachers' Sanmilani has been organising phase wise
agitation since September in support of their 42 point charter of demands. It
may be mentioned that the teachers rally was their 3rd phase of agitation. In
their earlier two phases, they held Dharna on September 30 and hunger strike
on October 5. In the rally more than 200 L P School teachers took part. The
meeting was presided over by Sri A Rashid, State secretary of the Sanmilani.
Later a memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri.

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