Assam Accord

NRC: Unhappy Assam students' body to move Supreme Court over 'less' number of foreigners detected

The AASU is a signatory to the Assam Accord, a 1985 document that provided for "detection, deletion and deportation" of illegal foreigners from Assam.

published on : 31st August 2019

More than 19 lakh people excluded as final Assam NRC is out

There is no immediate fear of detention for the excluded. They can file an appeal in the Foreigners’ Tribunals within 120 days.

published on : 31st August 2019

34 years later, Assam set to get an updated NRC

It was committed in the accord, signed in 1985 between the then Rajiv Gandhi government and the All Assam Students’ Union, that the NRC of 1951, unique to Assam, will be updated.

published on : 30th August 2019

Punjab, Assam and Mizoram accords under Rajiv Gandhi strengthened Indian Union: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi had said earlier this week he will draw attention to his father's many incredible achievements to honour him on his 75th birth anniversary that was on Tuesday.

published on : 22nd August 2019

Students’ body in Assam demands constitutional safeguards for locals ahead of final NRC draft

AASU Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the students’ body would not allow the Accord’s provisions to be diluted or violated.

published on : 17th July 2019

Centre reconstitutes panel to assess seat reservation in Assembly, local bodies under ‘Assamese’ quota 

The high-level committee, to be headed by former Gauhati High Court judge Justice Biplab Kumar Sarma (retd), was set up as per the Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord, MHA said.

published on : 17th July 2019

No changes needed in citizenship bill if Clause six implemented properly: Sonowal

Several groups and parties have opposed the bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 but was not tabled in Rajya Sabha.

published on : 21st April 2019

Spell out 'ways and means' for freeing detained foreigners, SC tells Assam 

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also took note of the state's submissions that the observations during the hearing of this case may have some impact in upcoming LS polls.

published on : 9th April 2019

Committed to Assam Accord, deportation of all illegal immigrants in state: PM Modi

The Prime Minister in an Assam rally said the NDA is seriously considering granting ST status to six communities -- Tai Ahom, Muttock, Moran, Chutiya, Koch Rajbongshis and the tea tribes

published on : 30th March 2019

Citizenship Bill, Assam Accord, ST status will make Assam a fort for indigenous people: Himanta Biswa Sarma

People protesting against the Citizenship Bill are trying to divide the community, he said while speaking at a BJP rally here.

published on : 24th January 2019

Citizenship bill: Chairman, five members opt out of Centre's Assam Accord Clause 6 panel

The accord was signed at the end of six-year-long bloody anti-immigrants' agitation spearheaded by All Assam Students' Union to protect, preserve and promote identity and heritage of the Assamese.

published on : 12th January 2019

Bezbaruah refuses to be part of MHA-constituted panel on Assam Accord

This decision of Bezbaruah, who was meant to head the Committee, came after four of the nine members quit the central government-nominated committee.

published on : 12th January 2019

Congress shifts stand, asserts NRC has origin in 1985 Assam accord

In a clear shift of stand over the National Register of Citizenship issue, the Congress on Saturday said it “supports the NRC process” as it flowed from the 1985 Assam accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi.

published on : 5th August 2018

NRC draft published in accordance with provisions of Assam Accord: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that the draft NRC has been prepared in accordance with the law and under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

published on : 31st July 2018