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Guwahati: Assam governor PB Acharya has created a massive controversy by saying “Hindustan is for Hindus”. He said that the name of a single Bangladeshi should not be in the updating of the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
Acharya made the comments during a book launch. They came in reply to a question on updating the NRC list and on the controversy surrounding the Centre’s notification of allowing religious minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh fleeing persecution to seek shelter in India.
Acharya added that Assam has nothing to fear about ‘Hindu refugees’ from Bangladesh settling in the state and there is nothing wrong in Hindus from other countries taking shelter in India.
“Hindustan is for Hindus. There is nothing wrong with that. Hindus from different countries can stay here. They cannot be outsiders. There is nothing to be feared about that. But how to accommodate them is a big question and we should think about that,” he said.
AAMSU, General Secretary Rejaul karim sarkar says in a statement that this type statement from the Governor of Assam is unfortunate and Assam is a land of Sankar-Azan , it will go with the ideology of Sankar – Azan.
KMSS, AASU, Asom Yuva Parishad and several other organizations slammed Acharya for the remarks.