Showing posts with label AAGSU. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AAGSU. Show all posts

Release of Mosti Maya Limbu from Jorhat Detension Camp

7:30 AM
Writes Nanda Kirati Dewan

Release of Mosti Maya Limbu (38) mother two 13 year old daughter and 7 year old son from Jorhat Detension Camp was a silent battle we have been fighting for last 11 months. My AAGSU colleague Vice President Prem Newar and BhaGoP Member from Golaghat Shri. Bhakta Limbu also president of VDP, Padumpathar efforts in this case that yeilded result. I salute their Gorkhalism spirit.

President of Assam Pradesh Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh Advocate of Gauhati High Court services were sought at Jorhat and we could Free 23 Gorkha D' Voters from charges of being Foreigner in August last year after Mosti Maya Limbu was declared foreigner by the Foreigner Tribunal, Jorhat. This was a victory we couldnot celebrate as our own Cheli was languishing in Detention Camp for being a Gorkha's daughter born in India in 1981 to a parents who had voted in 1970 from Sarupathar constituency.

This particular case was handed over Upadhyay after another very senior advocate (name withheld) and his associate who was introduced to the victim's family through a relative failed to deliver justice. After pursuing the case for several months before the Honourable High Court, we finally could free Mosti Maya Limbu a day before 70th Republic Day.

I thank Nityananda Upadhyaya Sir for his community services and his legal knowledge and flow of informations that made it happen. A round of appluass to our colleagues in BhaGoP who are ready to file addendum petition in Hon'ble Supreme Court for its permanent solution so that no Gorkhas are marked D Voter and tried at Foreigners Tribunals. We await to see a petition to be filed by Assam Govt in Hon'ble High Court in this respect as we take our next step.

The Jorhat FT has more than 150 cases registered against Gorkhas and the numbers are increasing while whole of Assam it is estimated to be more than 2000. There are examples where higher courts have overturned FT's judgenents and declared victims as INDIANs.

The Gorkhas reposes its faith on World's largest democracy and its Judiciary to deliver Justice to the sons of the soil. We humbly appeal Election Commission of India to look into it constitutionally.

Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh Official shall legally fight cases of D' Voters and those Pending at Foreigners Tribunal (PFT)s as and when brought to our notice.

Nanda Kirati Dewan
National Secretary (Youth Affairs), BhaGoP

AAGSU on NRC issue for Gorkha in Assam

11:01 PM

As the issue of NRC in Assam has finally begun to subside with the assurance from the CM, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal that Gorkhas will be considered as genuine citizens of the state, we (GYASA) called up to speak with Shri Prem Tamang, President All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) on the updates.

Welcoming the move by the government to identify illegal migrants, Prem Tamang said "AAGSU welcomes the move and appreciate the government's decision to acknowledge the history and contribution of the Gorkhas in Assam."

"As a responsible organization, AAGSU will continue to cooperate and speak not just for the Gorkhas , but also for other communities and will do everything to protect the state from illegal influx. We support the proposition that all Illegal Bangladeshis must be chased out from Assam."
"Some so-called intellectuals thinks Gorkhas as Nepali of Nepal. But no, we came with the land 300-400 years ago and have our history in this land. Our language is Nepali language and hence the confusion and people make issue out of it. Many think that many migrate to India from Nepal. But the fact is many go back rather than new coming in. And AAGSU welcomes the NRC move."
AAGSU on NRC issue for Gorkha in Assam
AAGSU on NRC issue for Gorkha in Assam
"We welcome the 1971 NRC cut off date and it will include 75-80% of our population. There might be chances 25% of Gorkhas may be left out as they do not have documents, but we are saying they are indigenous. There is always a possibility of bringing a special NRC team to count their status and get it re-verified."

Acknowledging that the issue is highly political, Tamang said "some people are playing politics out of this things. But this time, it will be guaranteed that we are not foreigners. Once we have the NRC, the foreigners tag will be forever removed and we will be a permanent resident of this proud land. NRC will give us our birthright of a motherland and AAGSU supports it wholeheartedly."

There are some few few places where there are lots of program coming. We are indigenous gorkhas living since time immemorial. We are in Assam and first of all my priority is Assam, my homeland. There are many bangladeshi in Assam. And we as Gorkhas as people of the land must also ensure that NRC is our responsibility to remove illegal immigrants. We are all together in this NRC movement."

Since there are many young, old ones in social media and lot of confusion and fear factors are coming in the minds of people and so many confusion. Yet he said they are doing all the best to ensure that NRC is implemented and we as Gorkhas as son of the soil of Assam will and must be covered.
We can't oppose the system, we must work along with the system, try to reason out our stand and why. He said he became President of AAGSU in a very difficult time. Concluding our short conversation, Prem Tamang said "We drank water of Assam since birth and childhood and Assam is our land and we love our land and are equally concern of the state. Mati, Mato and Jati comes in sequential order.

Wishing GYASA the best of luck and he appealed everyone to understand the issue and not to be led by false propaganda. He says, "let us continue using social media platform to highlight Gorkhas positivity."

Also on the 19th & 20th July Gorkha Autonomous Demand Committee (GADC), a wing of AAGSU, will be taking out a a "Paidel Yatra " from Dhemagi till Dispur last gate".

Via (GYASA) 

Working together to save a Gorkha brother injured in an accident in Delhi

7:02 PM
25th June 2016 Delhi: Raju Chetry (24 years), a Gorkha brother from Duliajan, Assam defeated the death after getting extremely injured in a road accident in South Delhi.

Words are not enough to explain the smile that I have seen in his face today, though the wound is still profound and painful. It reminded me a quote from Dalai Lama and I quote “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us to develop inner happiness and peace”.

Today is the fourth day since the fateful night of 20th June, when the tragic road accident almost taken his life. God was kind enough to send IGP Robin Hibu (IPS), the Messiah in this case whose timely action and intervention make the positive difference. All Assam Gorkha Student Union (AAGSU) Delhi Unit has been constantly trying our best to provide all possible help and assistance whatever we can do with our limited resources. It is a huge encouragement and inspiration for us when we see people coming from different parts of the country extending a helping hand in this case. A special thanks to our Gorkha brothers and sisters from Delhi (Ms Rebecca Rai – Delhi Police For North East Representative (DPNER – Darjeeling), Mr Rajen Chetry (2) – DPNER – Manipur, Mr Rajen Chetry (1) – Gorkha Youth and Student Association (GYASA), Mr Sunil Tamang – Delhi Police for whole heartedly supporting and standing with us in the hour of need. It will take enough time to fully recover and heal the wound physically but our support and prayers will give him strength to overcome this darkest period of his life. A much needed support, prayer, encouragement, motivation is the need of the hour to keep his spirit high.

Following are some of the Photos from the hospital

We are very much thankful to the people who have generously contributed towards the treatment of Mr Raju Chetry and would like to update you all their name and contributions, as a gesture to acknowledge their contributions.

1. AAGSU Delhi Unit - 5500
(Gopal Koirala – 1000/-)
(P P Sharma – 1000)
(Amit Sharma – 1000)
(Keshab Tamang – 1000)
(Pratap Limboo – 500)
(Sibu Konwar – 500)
(Rahul Adhikari – 500) Delhi
2 IGP Robin Hibu IPS Delhi 5000
3 Mr Rajen Chetry (2) Delhi 500
4 Ms Ranjana Rai Hyderabad 2000
5 Mr Bhushan Rai Darjeeling 1000
6 Mr Vikash Chetry Assam 300
7 Mr S Sherpa Darjeeling 1000
8 Ms Rebecca Rai Delhi 500
9 Mr Sunil Tamang Delhi Police 500
10 Mr Mohan Rizal Assam 500
11 Mr Bishnu Karki Arunachal Pradesh 10000
12 Mr Yogsem Lama Darjeeling 1100
13 Mr Hiralal & Mrs Manju Sharma Assam 2000
14 Mr Vijay Rai Chamling Sikkim 10000
15 Ms Srijana Rai Darjeeling 2000
16 Mr Sanjeev Kr (SHO Fatehpur Beri) Delhi Police 5000
17 Mr Prem Kr Limboo Assam 1000
18 Mr Mukund Upadhyaya & Mr Varun Adhikari JNU Student 1000
19 Mr AIT Limboo 1000
Total Amount received 49900/-

We All Assam Gorkha Student Union (AAGSU) humbly request all the well wishers, brothers, and sisters to generously contribute whatever amount you can for the treatment of our brother Raju Chetry. You can deposit the amount in the following account:

Account Holder Name: Prem Prasad Sharma
Bank Name: Axis Bank
A/C No: 913010049307931
IFSC Code: UTIB0001129
Branch: Duliajan, Assam

(Note: Mr Prem Prasad Sharma is President of AAGSU Delhi Unit)
“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that”.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Thank you!
Gopal Koirala
Publicity Secretary – AAGSU Delhi Unit

AAGSU slams NRC authority for Gorkhas deprived OI status

8:01 PM
Kokrajhar, June 15: BTAD Region committee of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) strongly reacted over the deprivation of Original Inhabitant (OI) status in the NRC update process where several certain communities, including Gorkhas remained far from getting status in the state.

An intellectual and citizens’ meet was organized on Wednesday here at Kokrajhar Press Club with Dimbeswar Upadhyay, president of BTAD Region AAGSU in the chair. Intellectual, citizens and AAGSU leaders from four districts of the region participated in the meet and discussed on the hesitated and divisive policy while update NRC in the state by classifying OI and some other status among communities.

All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU)
All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) 
Speaking the reporters after meet, Dimbeswar Upadhyay,president and Tikendra Chetry, speaker of the students union slammed the NRC authority for utilizing divisive pattern while update NRC among communities where Gorkahs was deprived of Original Inhabitant status in the NRC update process. The leaders demanded the NRC authority should give detail definition while exercising status mentions, included OI status. They also urged government and NRC authority to make free and clear step from making harassed of indigenous peoples while implementing the NRC update in the state.

Via  ET

AAGSU, AGS and BGP delegates met NRC coordinator for non OI for Gorkhas issue

8:46 PM
8th June Assam: A team of All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU), Asom Gorkha Sammelan (AGS) and Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP) delegates today met state coordinator of NRC honorable Prateek Hajela and discussed about the burning issue of NRC regarding OI and non OI for Gorkhas. The  delegation also met the honorable chief minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed various problems of Assamese Gorkhas.

On 4th May in came to the notice that OI will not be written for ‪‎Gorkhas‬ in the final National Register of Citizens - (NRC) card in Assam even if they have submitted documents of 1951.

AAGSU, AGS and BGP delegates NRC coordinator non OI for Gorkhas
AAGSU, AGS and BGP delegates NRC coordinator non OI for Gorkhas
Delegation also met the honorable chief minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
Delegation also met the honorable chief minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal

Source The Gorkha Times

OI will not be written for ‪‎Gorkhas‬ on (NRC) card in Assam

9:27 PM
Assam 4th May 2016: In the final National Register of Citizens - (NRC) card that will be issued to all, in case of Gorkhas Original inhabitant or Khilonjiya janagosti (OI) will not be written even if you have submitted documents of 1951. If this happens we will not get any government facilities in future. Several Gorkha officers working in NRC offices have brought this fact to light.

When some officers wrote OI in NRC documents of Gorkhas based on 1951 documents, the respective DCs asked to not write OI for Gorkhas & Muslims. Today an executive meeting of All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU)  central committee was held to discuss this issue. All Assam Gorkha Students Union AAGSU officials will meet Mr. Prateek Hajela, NRC coordinator and if his reply is not found satisfactory, a PIL will be filled in Guwahati High Court by AAGSU.
OI will not be written for ‪‎Gorkhas‬ on (NRC) card in Assam
NRC in Assam: State coordinator Prateek Hajela
Earlier a meeting was held with the DC of Sonitpur and representatives of ‪AAGSU‬ and Asom Gorkha Sammelan and the DC had agreed to give a written reply on Monday.

What is  National Register of Citizens - NRC?
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the register containing details of all Indian citizens. After conducting the Census of 1951, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was prepared by recording particulars of all the persons enumerated during the 1951 Census.

What is NRC 1951?
After the conduct of the Census of 1951, a National Register of Citizens (NRC) was prepared in respect of each village showing the houses or holdings in a serial order and indicating against each house or holding the number and names of persons staying therein, and in respect of each individual, the father’s name/mother’s name or husband’s name, nationality, sex, age, marital status, educational qualification, means of livelihood or occupation and visible identification mark. This was done by copying out in registers the particulars recorded during the Census done in 1951. This NRC was prepared under a directive from the Ministry of Home affairs (MHA).

These registers covered each and every person enumerated during the Census of 1951 and were kept in the offices of Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers according to instructions issued by the Government of India in 1951. Later these registers were transferred to the Police in the early 1960s.

What is NRC Updation?

National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation basically means the process of enlisting the names of all citizens residing in Assam at the time of NRC updation.

How will the NRC be updated?
The NRC will be updated as per the provisions of The Citizenship Act, 1955 and The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. As per the two statutes, the citizenship status would be ascertained based on the NRC, 1951, Electoral Rolls up to the midnight of 24th March, 1971 and in their absence the other admissible documents of Pre-1971 period.

With inputs from  Assameli Gorkha

‎Gorkha‬ Man pushed from train to Death in Andra Pradesh

9:27 AM
30th May 2016 Assam: On Monday morning Gautam Biswakarma of Pengri Tinsukia district Assam died in Nellore at Nayudepeta Andhra Prdesh being pushed away from the running train by a miscreants while he was going to join his work over there. He was engaged in a semi skilled job in Chennai.

All Assam Gorkha Students' Union activists of Pengri Regional committee have visited the family members and they spoke to police officials from Pengri as well as Andhra Pradesh to nab the culprit. The dead body of Biswakarma is yet to arranged to be brought back to Tinsukia for last rites as the family cannot afford to do do nd he was the only earning member of the t family. He leaves behind his wife recently born baby.

‎Gorkha‬ Man pushed from train to Death in Andra Pradesh
Numal Chettri president of Tinsukia district AAGSU have requested Railway Ministry and Andrapradesh administration to arrange to send the dead body to Tinsukia junction as soon as possible and nab the miscreant and punish them so that such incidents are not repeated any where in India.

The family members through AAGSU have request dynamic newly elected CM in charge of home affairs Shri Sarbananda Sonowal to kindly expedite the matter and speak to Railway Ministry and CM of Andrapradesh to act on this matter.


All Assam ‪Gorkha‬ Students Union Demands Action Against Drug Peddlers

5:34 PM
On 28th May 2016, All Assam ‪Gorkha‬ Students Union (AAGSU) Duliajan Regional committee took out a rally in protest against illegal trade of drugs in different part in the district.

500 of AAGSU (Duliajan, Naharkatia, Tengakhat, Tengrai Charali), ATASU, MATAK students's, Bengali youth federation activists shouted slogans against the administration. Later they submitted a memorandum to the Deputy commissioner through the Police administration of Duliajan.

“Drugs have been posing a serious threat to the future of the upcoming generation, so the administration as well government should take immediate steps against it Or we bound to take more strong protest in future,” said Ratna Thapa, president of AAGSU Duliajan Regional committee.
All Assam ‪Gorkha‬ Students Union Demands Action Against Drug Peddlers
(AAGSU) All Assam ‪Gorkha‬ Students Union Demands
Action Against Drug Peddlers

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