Financial assistance for Bengali Hindus in Assam

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Bengali Hindu brides and grooms in Assam who choose Assamese Hindu partners will receive financial assistance. The Linguistic Minority Development Board’s scheme will provide financial assistance as part of strengthening the bond between the communities.

The Board is yet to finalise the amount of assistance. Bengali Hindu brides and grooms in Assam who choose Assamese Hindu partners will receive financial assistance. The Linguistic Minority Development Board’s scheme will provide financial assistance as part of strengthening the bond between the communities.n. It could range between Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000, according to an official.

In Assam, Couples of inter-community marriages are deprived of rights and property. They also face social boycott. As such these couples find it hard to make a living. They suffer a lot because of the hardships they face from the society.

Board chairman Alok Kumar Ghose said  they intend to help these inter-community couples for starting a life of their own. They can use the money for doing business or opening shop or even use it in farming. He said that the Board gave the proposal to the government two days back. The Noard is developibg a website for these inter-community couples to register online, he added.

Meanwhile, the Board’s proposal has invited criticism from many quarters. The All Assam Minority Students’ Union has alleged that this was an attempt of religious polarisation.

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