New Delhi: A delegation of 26 organisations
from Assam on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought
his intervention on four key issues -- updating of NRC, stop
construction of big river dams, permanent solution to floods
and restoration of land encroached by neighbouring states.
The 52 member delegation, which include All Assam
Students Union, demanded that the process of National Register
of Citizens, suspended following protests by minority groups,
continues as it would protect the interests of indigenous
people of the state.
They also demanded construction of a big dam in
Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan should be stopped claiming it
would precipitate flood problem in the state.
The delegation also asked Singh to do the needful to
solve the perennial flood and erosion problem in that region.
They demanded that the Central government take necessary
action to solve the boundary dispute of Assam with its
neighbouring states saying it often led to violent clashes
between people living along both sides of the borders.
"The Prime Minister gave us a patient hearing and
assured to take appropriate action," AASU adviser Samujjal
Kumar Bhattacharya said.