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The NRC is a 'national problem' not just Assam's -Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

its and settling some people outside the state. Besides, there could also be a solution by providing some amount of constitutional safeguards to the indigenous/khilonjia people as per a clause of the Assam Accord and thereby allay, once and for all, their festering fear of losing their political, economic and cultural hegemony in their homeland. AASU, since the talks began with the Indira Gandhi regime, has been suggesting sharing Assam’s &ls

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The very idea of the NRC is wrong -Prabhat Patnaik

value has been written on the arbitrariness of the methods being used to prepare the NRC. The point however is that the very idea of an NRC is wrong. But this, it would be argued, was part of the Assam Accord and must be implemented. True, but in the immediate relief of reaching an agreement to end the Assam agitation at that time, a promise was made in that Accord which was unworthy; and we should not get trapped by it when its implications, unli

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NRC and the work permit formula -Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty * An exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming book on the Assam Accord takes a critical look at the NRC crisis * The passage analyses the pros and cons of the debate over a work-permit formula to deal with the situation. One of the foremost thinkers to academically elaborate on the formula (of work permits in Assam) was author–journalist–rights activist Sanjoy Hazarika in Rites of Passage: Border Crossings, Imagined Home

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End confusion over 1966-71 refugees, CPI(M) tells NRC Coordinator

71 and add their names to the citizens’ list to be published by July 31. The midnight of March 24, 1971, is the cut-off for detecting, detaining and deporting illegal migrants under the 1985 Assam Accord, which was signed between the Centre and leaders of the Assam Agitation that took place between 1979 and 1985. The Accord stipulates that those who came from Bangladesh between 1966 and 1971 be barred from voting for 10 years before their

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Assam's communal exercise -Colin Gonsalves

tion services. On the other hand, the indigenous and tribal people of Assam are fed-up with what they consider to be their growing marginalisation: Unchecked in-migration has continued despite the Assam Accord of 1985, an enactment intended to curb in-migration. They are furious at the central government-proposed CAB, which will regularise millions of migrants. Fortunately, leading members of both communities have displayed extraordinary statesmans

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Centre amends rules for minorities from three nations -Vijaita Singh

ng resistance in the BJP-ruled Assam because it will pave the way for giving citizenship mostly to illegal Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam, who came after March 1971, in violation of the 1985 Assam Accord. Excluded from NRC Around 40 lakh people in Assam have been excluded from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. Last month, the Home Ministry re-notified rules empowering 44 Collectors in seven

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Bangladesh question looms over Citizenship Bill -Vijaita Singh

om Bangladesh. Several political and civil groups in Assam have said the Bill would pave the way for giving citizenship to illegal Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam that was in violation of the Assam Accord, 1985. A source told The Hindu that BJP’s Rajendra Agrawal, chairperson of the joint committee, was keen that the report be submitted during the winter session of the Parliament, as the tenure of the committee would lapse. Please

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NRC row: What the Assam Accord of 1985 said about immigrants -Adrija Roychowdhury

-The Indian Express The Assam Accord of 1985 began with the assurance that the “government has all along been most anxious to find a satisfactory resolution to the problem of foreigners in Assam.” In the late 1970s, an extraordinary student movement had taken root in Assamese soil. The Mangaldoi constituency, which was voting in a bypoll after the death of its MP Hiralal Patwari, was under the spotlight. The seat, with a very high

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