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May 28, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Assam Talks Drag On

They hold the view that no useful purpose will be served by holding talks with officials.

Leaders of the two delegations have been critical of the government’s failure to give concrete suggestions.

Assam leaders rejected Home Minister Giani Zail Singh’s suggestion that they should continue talks with officials at the tripartite negotiation committee. They hold the view that no useful purpose will be served by holding talks with officials. The home minister has, however, agreed to meet the leaders of the All Assam Students Union and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad. He will hold talks separately with the two delegations as on previous occasions. The meeting has been arranged to enable the two sides make a fresh bid to end the deadlock on the future of migrants who entered the state between 1961 and 1971. Leaders of the two delegations have been critical of the government’s failure to give concrete suggestions.

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First published on: 28-05-2021 at 03:50 IST
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