Assam Accord Clause 6: Panel submits report to Chief Minister- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020

The high-power committee has submitted its report to the Chief Minister.

Clause 6 of the Assam Accord:

Clause 6 envisages constitutional, legislative and administrative measures to safeguard, protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.
It also seeks to ascertain who fits into the definition of an Assamese.

It is one of the promises in the Assam Accord, a memorandum of settlement inked between the representatives of the All Assam Students Union, the Assam state government and the government of India.

Assam Accord:

The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of Assam on 15 August 1985.

The Accord brought to an end, six years of the Assam movement, an agitation in the state against undocumented immigrants.

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