Assam Agreement Clause 6

Apr 082021

New Delhi: A high-level council appointed by the Narendra Modi government recommended in 1951 the deadline for the definition of “Assamesen” as part of a key clause of the Assam agreement. The BJP-led government will not do anything that would harm the interests of the people, Sonowal said in a statement, assuring that the state government had committed to implementing the aforementioned provision of the 1985 agreement. This clause is intended to guarantee reservations for Assamer in jobs, the representation of national law and other local authorities, as well as the granting of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six municipalities of the state. However, Mr Mahanta contradicted that the clause would now protect the interests of assam. During discussions on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Interior Minister Amit Shah referred to Article 6 of the Assam Agreement. In his speech at the Lok Sabha on Monday, he accused Congress of not reacting to the implementation of the clause since the agreement was signed in 1985. The House of Commons passed the legislation on Monday. AASU Gogoi resonated with Mahanta. “Given that CAB is totally contrary to the Assam agreement, why the government selectively chooses Clause 6.The BJP had 11 years of governance in the centre; So why didn`t she implement it? ». The chairman of the committee presented the report to the Prime Minister in the presence of the entire state cabinet, senior government officials and journalists.

On Tuesday, AASU and Arunachal Pradesh members, General Counsel Nilay Dutta, who was a member of the panel, published the report independently of each other and said that people were entitled to knowledge. This article 6 report defines “Assamese” as all persons residing in the territory of Assam on January 1, 1951 and their descendants. It chose 1951 as its reference year and worried minority groups. The confidential report was published on Tuesday 11 August by the All Assam Students Union (AASU). According to the PTI, the AASU stated that the public had a right to know the contents of the report on Article 6 of the Assam Agreement, an important provision that has been the subject of controversy for decades, as it debates the question of who can be defined as the “people of Assame”. In its report, the commission recommended limiting Assam`s land rights to those defined as “Assamese”. “If the land rights of the Assamian people are not protected with political rights, there will be no need to take steps to fully implement Article 6 of the Assam Agreement in its true spirit,” he said. Over the years, several commissions have been established to make recommendations on the implementation of Article 6. But none of them made any progress on the contentious issues of the provision, until the last one created by the Interior Ministry in 2019. Following widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which is now law, the government launched an urgent push for Section 6 in December and January to pacify the Assailing community. .

This is one of the promises of the Assam Agreement, a settlement memorandum between representatives of the All Assam Students` Union, the Assam government and the Indian government. The agreement ended six years of the Assam movement, a state unrest against undocumented immigrants. “We have received more than 1,200 memorandums, defended the views of all communities in Assam, and noted our observations on the constitutional guarantees of the indigenous population and the definition of the assamic people. The ball is now in the center`s court,” said the panel chair, declining to disclose the contents of the report. On Tuesday, after six months, some panel members – Arunachal Pradesh General Counsel Nilay Dutta and three members of the All Assam Students` Union (AASU) – published the report independently of each other.

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