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August 24, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Assam stalemate

The talks between the Assam agitators and the government on the foreigners’ issue were adjourned for a week on August 23. The next round of talks will be held in Delhi.

By: Editorial |
August 24, 2021 4:41:20 am
The four agitation leaders who participated in the talks will fly back to Gauhati to report to the All Assam Students Union and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad executives.

The talks between the Assam agitators and the government on the foreigners’ issue were adjourned for a week on August 23. The next round of talks will be held in Delhi. The four agitation leaders who participated in the talks will fly back to Gauhati to report to the All Assam Students Union and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad executives. This was the 13th round of talks between the two sides. The main obstacle seems to be that the government wants to keep some of the entrants to the state in the period between 1961 and 1971 due to the commitments made earlier. The stand of the agitators is that all of them should be dispersed.

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