August 14, 2020 9:12 am
The question, 'Who are the Assamese people?' has always been contentious. Now, a definition has been proposed by a committee that looked into implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. What is this clause? What is the proposed definition, and what are the implications?
August 13, 2020 7:36 am
Sarma also said that the committee, constituted by Union Home Ministry, cannot by itself determine the definition of “Assamese people”, and that the recommendation has to be accepted by the Assembly before it is implemented.
August 12, 2020 9:45 am
From PM Modi urging CMs to lower the death rate to 1% in their states to the 100-odd MLAs in the Ashok Gehlot camp being unhappy with the way the Congress leadership welcomed Sachin pilot back, read the top stories from print edition today.
August 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Who are the ‘Assamese people’ for whom it is intended? What safeguards has a committee recommended for them? Why has a section of the committee released its recommendations independently?
February 19, 2020 11:03 am
Jabeda Begum submitted as many as 15 documents to back her claim of citizenship after being declared “a foreigner of post-1971 stream” by a Foreigners Tribunal in May 2019 but they were rejected by the Gauhati High Court.
February 12, 2020 9:43 am
With Assam facing vehement opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which people believe poses a threat to their indigenous identity, the central government is now trying to pitch Clause 6 of Assam Accord as a balm to soothe the anger.
February 06, 2020 10:01 am
For “identity is shaped by participation in ‘cultural communities’ which need appropriate institutional protection” and that “groups. need to have rights in order to foster individuals’ well-being” (MacCormick, Kymlicka).
January 23, 2020 7:10 am
The committee was scheduled to submit its report on January 15 but has now got a one-month extension from the Home Ministry.
January 14, 2020 2:40 am
The high-level committee was notified by the Ministry of Home Affairs in July last year.
January 10, 2020 3:56 am
The committee is supposed to determine the quota of representation of indigenous people in Assam in the state Assembly, among other measures to protect indigenous culture and language.
June 22, 2020 6:20 pm
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.