Assam Accord News
BJP is a lethal force in contemporary India's political landscape but it is careful enough not to walk through a minefield
The committee, headed by Justice (Retd) BK Sharma will "recommend the appropriate level of reservation of seats in Assam Legislative Assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people"
Narendra Modi visits Assam: AASU, Opposition slam PM for avoiding references to CAA, other key issues
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) staged sit-in demonstrations across the state with black clothes tied to their face during the prime minister's visit to Sivasagar to distribute land 'pattas'
Although the new citizenship law came as a ray of hope, civil society groups and activists say that the clause 6 committee recommendations and the continuing citizenship trials have disrupted their faith in the government.
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
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
NSCN-IM responds to Nagaland guv's law and order letter, says 'we don't extort but levy legitimate taxes'
The NSCN-IM issued this statement after RN Ravi, in a 16 June letter to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, claimed that the “constitutionally-established state government is being challenged on day-to-day basis by armed gangs that question the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.”
India’s use of religion as a basis of admission is regressive compared to the tried and tested regimes in the developed world that moved away from a social sorting logic towards an economic and human capital-based approach.
MHA-appointed panel's recommendation of 1951 as cut-off date to define Assam 'indigenous' meets resistance from minority groups
The Sharma Committee, which has members of the All Assam Students Union (AASU), one of the signatory bodies of the Assam Accord, and is headed by Justice (retired) Biplab Kumar Sharma, will submit its recommendations on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord on Tuesday as the debate over who is 'Assamese' continues. The
Assam to conduct survey of 'indigenous' Muslims: Experts term move divisive, say classification is undemocratic, unconstitutional
The Assam government put forward the idea of a socio-economic census of indigenous Muslims of Assam, except that it decided to drop the term Khilonjiya (indigenous) from the census.
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.
Critics of NRC, including Left parties, have failed to question the founding principles of the exercise
The issue here is that Sharjeel dared to question the Assam NRC, the detention camps and the general status quo that has emerged after the Assam Movement.
Assam NRC exercise and citizenship determination drive hold warning to other states of the shape of things to come
As part of the Assam NRC, individuals had to prove that either they or their ancestors lived in Assam before 24 March 1971.
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
'CAA violates Assam Accord, Constitution': Tarun Gogoi says Congress will bring resolution against Act in special session on 13 Jan
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the Congress will bring a resolution during the special one-day session of the Assam Legislative Assembly on 13 January to ensure that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not implemented in the state
Sarbananda Sonowal says CAA won’t adversely affect Assam’s indigenous population, claims Centre has ensured ‘protection of Assamese interests’
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday asserted that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will in no way adversely affect the indigenous population as the Centre has already framed rules for protection of the Assamese interests.
'Assam won't be run by Nagpur': Rahul Gandhi slams BJP and RSS at Guwahati rally, says violence returning to state due to govt policies
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP, RSS during a speech in Guwahati, said Assam might return to the path of violence due to policies of the BJP governments at the Centre and the state
Protests unabated as North East flocks together against Citizenship Amendment Act to protect unique linguistic and cultural identity
Despite no government response to the demands, students across the region continue to protest with full support from their teachers, senior citizens, intellectuals, civil society organisations and the general public.
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.
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.