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    Assam Accord Panel To Submit Report To Centre On Feb 15

    The Union Home Ministry reconstituted the High-Level Committee on July 16th, 2019 to suggest how to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord

    The 14-member high-powered committee on the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord will submit its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)  on February 15th, 2020.

    The committee is headed by Biplab Kumar Sarma, a retired judge. The other three members of the committee are – Ramesh Borpatragohain, Mrinal Miri and Subhash Das.

    The committee held the last round of meeting in Guwahati on February 10th, 2020. After the committee’s report, the Centre may come out soon with a report defining who is an Assamese.

    In January 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government had notified a high-level committee for implementation of the clause 6.

    The Union Home Ministry reconstituted the High-Level Committee on July 16th, 2019 to suggest how to implement Clause 6.  It was given six months to submit a report.

    The committee will assess the appropriate level of reservation of seats in the Assam legislative assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people, the notification stated. The committee was asked to submit its report within six months.

    Assam Accord

    The Assam Accord was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement.

    It was signed in the presence of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in New Delhi on August 15th, 1985 after a six-year-long agitation started in 1979. The demand of the agitators was to identify and deport all illegal foreigners – predominantly Bangladeshi immigrants.

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