All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation
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|All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation|
|Purpose/focus||Protection of Bengali Hindu constitutional rights|
The All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation (Bengali: নিখিল অসম বাঙালী যুব ছাত্র পরিষদ) also known as the All Assam Bengali Yuva Chatra Parishad is a Bengali Hindu student organization in Assam that has demanded constitutional protection for the 7.2 million ethnic Bengali Hindu people in the state.
"সারা আসাম বাঙালী যুব ছাত্র ফেডারেশন" was founded in 20th day of April in the year 1990. In 2007, the Federation called a 12 hour statewide bandh to protest the delay in reconstituting the Linguistic Minority Development Board and release of funds. The bandh turned violent when the protesters blocked the traffic on National Highway 52.
On 17 February, Digvijay Singh, the general secretary of the Indian National Congress labelled the Bengali Hindu refugees from Bangladesh as foreigners at an election rally in Mollaganj, in Karimganj district. Terming Digvijay Singh's statement irresponsible and provocative at the emergency executive meeting held on 21 February, the AABYSF decided to stage demonstrations at various parts of the State. As a mark of protest, the AABYSF burnt the effigy of Digvijay Singh on 25 February at Sibsagar and Dibrugarh.
The Federation has demanded that the State government must stop the harassment and deportation of about a million Bengali Hindus who have been labelled as foreigners and detained in detention camps. The Federation has demanded the withdrawal of proceedings against the Bengali Hindus pending in several tribunals and courts and insisted that they should be declared Indian citizens. It has also demanded the restoration of constitutional rights of the 150,000 odd Bengali Hindu voters who have been categorized under D category.
The Linguistic Minority Development Board in Assam has negligible Bengali Hindu representation. About 80% of the Board members are from the Nepali, Manipuri, Bodo, Rabha and the tea tribes. The AABYSF has demanded the dissolution of the Linguistic Minority Development Board and formation of a satellite council for the development of the Bengali Hindu people.
Sukumar Biswas is the present Central Committee President while Nirmal Kanti Seal is the General Secretary (Administrative) of AABYSF.
Dibrugarh district president Nirmal Kanti Seal, Secretary Uttam Dutta, Publicity Secretary Titu Kumar Seal.
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