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Ahead of Assembly election, new regional parties pop up in Assam; but they may not be potent enough to dislodge BJP
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Ahead of Assembly election, new regional parties pop up in Assam; but they may not be potent enough to dislodge BJP

Emerging out of anti-CAA protests, with its Assamese centric character and consequent inability to significantly mobilise cross-sectional participation, these parties would face considerable difficulty to expand their appeal beyond some 35 seats where Assamese speakers are dominant.

AASU-AJYCP form committees as they look to foray into politics ahead of Assam polls 2021
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AASU-AJYCP form committees as they look to foray into politics ahead of Assam polls 2021

The committee will include former Rajya Sabha member Nagen Saikia, writer-journalist Arup Kumar Dutta, filmmaker Jahnu Barua, and former Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, among others

Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU
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Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU

The AASU, which was a part of the high-level committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, released the confidential report, saying that the public has the right to know the contents

Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Govt-appointed panel upset over leakage of recommendations; 1951 suggested as base year for defining indigenous people
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Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Govt-appointed panel upset over leakage of recommendations; 1951 suggested as base year for defining indigenous people

Reports said the committee unanimously recommended that 1951 should be the base year for defining indigenous people of Assam who would be eligible for constitutional safeguards under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

On way to attend Assam Republic Day programmes, Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP MLA shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters
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On way to attend Assam Republic Day programmes, Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP MLA shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP legislator Angoorlata Deka were shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters at two different locations in the state on Sunday, when they were on their way to attend Republic Day programmes

Students of universities in North East call for shutdown of educational institutes in view of SC hearing on CAA today
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Students of universities in North East call for shutdown of educational institutes in view of SC hearing on CAA today

In view of the Supreme Court hearing on CAA, students unions of universities across the North East have called for a 'total shutdown' of all varsities and colleges on Wednesday.

Anti-CAA movement in Assam looks set to give rise to a new AASU-helmed political party in the state
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Anti-CAA movement in Assam looks set to give rise to a new AASU-helmed political party in the state

The message is loud and clear: Assam is soon going to have a new political outfit born out of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act movement

Sonowal promises to grant land pattas to over 40,000 landless indigenous people; clearly define criteria, Congress tells Assam CM
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Sonowal promises to grant land pattas to over 40,000 landless indigenous people; clearly define criteria, Congress tells Assam CM

The Congress has asked the state government to define the term indigenous since the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam has decided to provide land pattas to more than 40,000 landless indigenous people on 28 January

Assam BJP accuses Congress, Leftist parties, 'overground Maoist KMSS' for violence during anti-CAA protests in Dec
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Assam BJP accuses Congress, Leftist parties, 'overground Maoist KMSS' for violence during anti-CAA protests in Dec

State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass accused the Congress, KMSS and Leftist parties of being involved in violence during anti-CAA protests

‘No illegal immigrant can settle in Assam’: Sarbananda Sonowal says CAA will not affect state’s indigenous population
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‘No illegal immigrant can settle in Assam’: Sarbananda Sonowal says CAA will not affect state’s indigenous population

Asserting that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will in no way adversely affect the indigenous population of Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said in a press conference on Wednesday that the Centre has framed rules to ensure that the interests of state are safeguarded

Assam cabinet nod to accord stature of state language to Assamese  may stifle growth of other tongues spoken by a few
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Assam cabinet nod to accord stature of state language to Assamese may stifle growth of other tongues spoken by a few

The cabinet proposal for a state language will have adverse effects on the other minor languages in the sphere of literature.

Amid anti-CAA storm, Assam remains calm: Artists at forefront of protests preach peace and patience
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Amid anti-CAA storm, Assam remains calm: Artists at forefront of protests preach peace and patience

What sets Assam apart from the rest of the country is its peaceful form of protest. The Assamese have combined peace, patience and art to set an example for those who believe in the true meaning of nation building.

Inspired by Ahom warrior Mula Gabhoru, Assamese women take centrestage in fresh anti-CAA protests across state
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Inspired by Ahom warrior Mula Gabhoru, Assamese women take centrestage in fresh anti-CAA protests across state

If the first phase of Assam protests against Citizenship Amendment Act was dominated by violence and instances of aggression, women are taking the centrestage in phase two of the protests which calls for a non-violent satyagraha against the Act

AASU returns to centre stage as Assamese elites, commoners repose faith in student body to lead fight against Citizenship Amendment Act
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AASU returns to centre stage as Assamese elites, commoners repose faith in student body to lead fight against Citizenship Amendment Act

Despite the protests in Assam largely being a spontaneous affair, it is AASU to whom people in Assam look for leadership in such moments of crisis.

'Anything for my motherland': Thousands arrested during AASU march in Guwahati, state govt refuses to back down
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'Anything for my motherland': Thousands arrested during AASU march in Guwahati, state govt refuses to back down

Dressed in traditional mekhela sador, 78-year-old Putuli Kalita, who had taken part in the Assam Movement was among thousands of protesters arrested by the Assam government on Monday for leading a march against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: AASU launches three-day satyagraha; four PILs in Gauhati HC against mobile internet ban
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: AASU launches three-day satyagraha; four PILs in Gauhati HC against mobile internet ban

Four PILs have been filed in the Gauhati High Court against bans on mobile internet in parts of Assam. Three of the petitioners are lawyers.

Citizenship Amendment Act: Sarbananda Sonowal risks political apocalypse by ignoring Assamese sub-nationalism
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Citizenship Amendment Act: Sarbananda Sonowal risks political apocalypse by ignoring Assamese sub-nationalism

Today Sarbananda Sonowal is a karyakarta of the BJP, a kindergarten student in the school of Hindutva, an enthusiastic apologist for the Citizenship Amendment Act but he is no longer an Assamese.

Citizenship Amendment Act imposes a homeland for Hindus on a culturally diverse region and Assam's youth will have none of it
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Citizenship Amendment Act imposes a homeland for Hindus on a culturally diverse region and Assam's youth will have none of it

Assam is burning. And students from across the state are leading protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. So are the youths across North East India. For nearly a week, they have taken on rubber bullets, lathi charges and also police firing to stand against the CAA that could potentially, systematically dilute economic resources, living space and cultural identity of Assam; and of the tribal dominated, diverse North East region.

Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Toll in Guwahati police firing rises to four; internet suspended in parts of West Bengal
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Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Toll in Guwahati police firing rises to four; internet suspended in parts of West Bengal

Even as the situation in the Northeastern states, which saw violent protests against the recently amended Citizenship Act until Saturday, improved, West Bengal remained on the boil for the third consecutive day