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May 19, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Panel for Assam

The complex question about the future of the foreigners who had crossed over to Assam between 1961 and 1971 was referred to a committee comprising agitation leaders and senior officials of the home ministry for finding a solution.

By: Editorial |
May 19, 2021 3:27:39 am
The Home Minister Zail Singh during his brief separate discussions with leaders of the All Assam Students Union and the All-Assam Gana Sangram Parishad proposed that the problem be referred to small groups, which should try to arrive at an acceptable solution.

The complex question about the future of the foreigners who had crossed over to Assam between 1961 and 1971 was referred to a committee comprising agitation leaders and senior officials of the home ministry for finding a solution. Discussions at the committee level will begin on May 19. The Home Minister Zail Singh during his brief separate discussions with leaders of the All Assam Students Union and the All-Assam Gana Sangram Parishad proposed that the problem be referred to small groups, which should try to arrive at an acceptable solution. AASU leaders promptly accepted the suggestion. The AAGSP too seems open to the suggestion but hasn’t yet conveyed its decision formally. While the AASU believes that one committee would be constituted, the Home Minister seems to have kept the option open for more than one panel.

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