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On Assam Accord Cut-Off Date For Citizenship, Himanta Biswa Sarma's Spin -Ratnadip Choudhury

-NDTV The cut-off year, he said, was 1966 and by implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the BJP government is not 'violating' the Assam Accord but addressing its "unresolved issues". Guwahati: Assam minister and the BJP's key strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma weighed in on the debate over the citizenship law in the state, contending that 1971 was never the cut-off year for granting citizenship under the Assam Accord - a key claim...

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Concern over Assam Accord -Satananda Bhattacharjee

-The Telegraph Bengalis living in Assam would lose all rights and privileges if Clause 6 of the Accord was implemented Hailakandi: The central committee of Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya O Sanskriti Sammelan on Thursday expressed concern over implementation of Assam Accord. The committee said Bengalis living in the state would lose all rights and privileges if Clause 6 of the Accord was implemented. Clause 6 says, “Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as may...

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Non-stop protest looms -Pranjal Baruah

-The Telegraph AASU anchors anti-bill chant Assam is seemingly moving towards days of non-stop agitation witnessed over three decades ago during the anti-foreigner Assam Movement (1979-1985), as it continues to simmer over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. While the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), the sentinel of the Movement in the eighties, announced non-stop protests against CAB from Saturday, many others, including civil society groups, have been hitting the streets in protest against the...

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Protests in Northeast against citizenship amendment Bill -Abhishek Saha

-The Indian Express In Guwahati, students under the banner of the All Assam Students’ Union marched from its office to the Governor’s residence and submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting why they oppose the Bill. Guwahati: The Northeast saw several protests on Monday against the citizenship amendment Bill, scheduled to be tabled in Parliament this session, with students’ bodies staging sit-in demonstrations and marches against the proposed...

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Nationwide NRC: Centre has to set common cut-off date -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu ‘Several States are demanding a register, though they are competent enough to detect and deport foreign nationals’ Before the Centre rolls out a plan to compile a countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC) on the lines of the document compiled in Assam, it will have to decide a common cut-off date, a senior government official said. Home Minister Amit Shah reiterated his stand on a wider NRC exercise a few days...

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