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Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Panel meets for first time, discusses changes

The high-level committee, that will make recommendations on the quantum of seats to be reserved in the Assam Assembly and local bodies for Assamese people and on ways to preserve Assamese culture, discussed changes in the panel’s terms of reference.

Govt notifies top panel to look into Assam Accord clause on social, cultural identity

Notably, All-Assam Students Union, among signatories of the accord, is also demanding rights over land and natural resources for the Assamese people.


Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: North-East heat makes Centre warm up to state consent

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: The MHA also said that a proposal to “provide incentives to those people who want to settle anywhere in India, except the North East” is currently under consideration.

Chairman M P Bezbaruah becomes 5th to drop out, says Assam panel virtually defunct

The members resigned in protest against the government going ahead with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, which violates one of the basic provisions of the Assam Accord.

Amid citizenship bill protests, MP Bezbaruah refuses to head panel on Assam Accord

The union cabinet, early this month, cleared a proposal to set up a high-level committee to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had then said clause 6 “wasn’t fully implemented”. 

BJP loses Assam ally, AGP pulls out over citizenship Bill

Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Mahanta said that the decision to walk out of the alliance was in line with AGP’s stand — that the alliance would break if the BJP goes ahead with the Bill.


Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Cabinet clears high-level panel to safeguard Assamese identity

Briefing reporters on the Cabinet decision, Singh said this was “very important from the perspective of Assam”. The composition and terms of reference of the committee, which will also look at issues related to the Bodo community, will be announced later.

Union cabinet approves committee to safeguard identity, heritage of Assamese people

The Clause 6 of Assam Accord states that the central government will come up with Constitutional, legislative and administrative measures to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.

National Register of Citizens: Beginnings and endings

For lakhs of immigrants, Muslim and Hindu, NRC puts final seal on citizenship. For others, it’s a long road to closure.

Fear of exclusion

NRC process has triggered forces that pit ‘indigenous’ against ‘outsider’. State governments must be vigilant.

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What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.