Explained: What is the Assam Accord that is fueling protests in the state?

News:The debate on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed by Parliament has repeatedly flagged the alleged violation of the Assam Accord by the new law. Facts: About Assam Accord: The Assam Accord was a Memorandum of Settlement(MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement in 1985. The… Continue reading Explained: What is the Assam Accord that is fueling protests in the state?

New panel to discuss cultural safeguards for Assam on July 24

The Home ministry has constituted a high-level panel to suggest ways to implement Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord.The panel is headed by former Gauhati high court judge Justice Biplab Kumar Sarma. The ministry had to reconstitute the panel after four of the nine members named on the earlier panel had refused to be… Continue reading New panel to discuss cultural safeguards for Assam on July 24

‘No changes in citizenship Bill needed if Clause 6 implemented properly’

Assam Chief Minister has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 does not need any change if Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is implemented properly. Assam Accord is a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement – a movement against illegal immigrants… Continue reading ‘No changes in citizenship Bill needed if Clause 6 implemented properly’