In a bid to resolve the issues plaguing the Hindu Bengalis of state, students’ bodies and organisations representing the community are mulling to unite under an umbrella and float a new political party ahead of the 2021 Assam Assembly polls.

The students’ bodies and organisations have also called for a meeting on October 10 and 11 at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district to discuss the strategies for the formation of the party and its future course of action.

President of All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (AABYSF) Dipak Dey while lambasting the Sonowal-led Assam government, said, “The government has betrayed the community as the burning issues plaguing the community have not been resolved.”

“The state government have provided land pattas to one lakh  landless indigenous people and I dare not even a single Bengali Hindu people have been part of the project,” he added,

“We have not opposed the implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord, but in recent times there has been polarization between Hindu Bengalis and the indigenous people of the state,” he added.

“This polarisation has existed despite Bengali Hindus being a part and parcel of Assam,” he added.

“Even after embracing the language, culture, food habit of the state, we have not been given the due recognition,” he further said.

ABBYSF adviser Shyamal Sarkar echoing the views said that for the sake of socio-political rights and protection of the community the student bodies and organisation of both Brahmaputra and Barak valley along with the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) will unite for a common cause and will float a political party.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com