December 16, 2016 10:13:45 pm
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that his government is committed to implement the Assam Accord in its true spirit. “The government is committed to seal the Indo-Bangla border and the Centre is keen to complete the work at the earliest,” Sonowal said during a meeting.
NRC updation is another priority of the state government as it would protect the interest of the indigenous people of the state, he said. “The government is taking all steps to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people of the state and there should not be any misgiving about the government’s intent in this regard,” he said.
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The government needs close cooperation of the civil society to make provisions for constitutional protection of the land and its people and was taking measures to formulate a new land policy so as to secure the land for the indigenous inhabitants of the state, he said.
The concept paper for the land policy would take views from all section of society before putting it in cabinet for approval. “Without land there can be no existence of the Assamese race and it is the government’s fundamental duty to protect it for the original inhabitants of the state and no compromise would be made in this regard,” Sonowal added.
Views from all sections of the society will be taken into consideration to amend Clause 6 of the accord. “There is room for all kind of opinions in a parliamentary democracy and we must have patience to listen to other’s views for the correct implementation of the accord,” he added.
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