Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh welcomes Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's recent statement on Gorkhas Credit: EastMojo image file

Guwahati: The Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh (BGYP) – youth wing of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP), has welcomed Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s statement that Gorkha’s are an ancient community of Assam, and requested the state government to issue a gazette notification about its observation at the earliest.

During an event in Biswanath, Sharma said, “Gorkhas in Assam are one of the ancient community and government will treat Gorkhas at par with other communities and protect their constitutional rights while implementing Clause 6 of Assam Accord.”

Nanda Kirati Dewan, BGYP president said Gorkhas of Assam welcome Sarma’s statement and is glad that Sarma, who acts as a spokesperson of the government, reacted to a representation submitted by the community on Monday.

The dissent note talks about exclusion of Gorkhas from constitutional, legislative and administrative rights of HLC Clause 6 Report.

Dewan expressed gratitude on the public acknowledgement that Gorkhas are an Ancient Community in Assam, while requesting the Government to issue a gazette notification about its observation in a short notice and fulfil one of its commitments made during the 2016 election manifesto.

“When Government of Assam issues gazette notification for rise in fuel prices, an office order through The Assam Gazette on the current issues of Gorkhas may as well be notified for the knowledge and acceptance of the people. On behalf of 25 lakh Gorkhas it’s a humble request to government to issue a gazette notification in this regard,” the BGP youth leader further added.

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