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AASU asked Gogoi to hold open discussion on white paper.

AASUGuwahati: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Thursday asked CM Tarun Gogoi to hold an open discussion with them on the white paper prepared by the state government on the foreigners’ issue.

The students’ body also restated that the white paper prepared by the state government was imposed with anomalies and was factually wrong.

AASU had criticized the government’s white paper lately, saying that it was nothing but as a document of ‘white lies’, which had excluded all the historic and major aspects.

On Wednesday, the state government’s spokesperson and power minister Pradyut Bordoloi, in reprisal to the student body’s accusation, asked Aasu to point out the lies in the white paper. The students’ body, thus, called for an open discussion, saying it only wants result-oriented talks.

The students’ body said that implementing the core principles of the Assam Accord and updating the National Register of Citizens’ (NRC) are the single solution to the influx problem.

AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya said that “We also want answers regarding what happened to those who were detained by the two DC’s at Kokrajhar and Chrinag districts. We want to know where are they being held and what steps the administration will take next.”


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