The Centre will soon set up a high level committee to implement the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord to ensure constitutional safeguard for the indigenous people which many parties and organizations except BJP have called a mere poll gimmick.
Addressing a press conference in the capital after the Union cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said the committee would suggest the Centre the ways to implement the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, 1985 which has been remaining unimplemented for decades.
Chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet further discussed in detail the Bodo Accord where a few of the clauses have yet to be implemented.
Meanwhile, AASU and many other organizations have slammed the government saying that there was nothing new. The outcome has once again resented those who have been demanding ST status for the 6 ethnic communities.
Politicians, intellectuals and social activists on Wednesday stressed an united efforts both by Delhi and Dispur to implement the Assam Accord in letter and spirit.
Participating at a AASU-sponsored seminar on the Assam Accord in New Delhi, the speakers said that the remaining hurdles that delays the implementation of the pact should be removed at an earlier date to prevent further delay.
In his address, Congressleader Mani Shankar Aiyer said the Accord must be implemented with good will both from Delhi and Dispur. He further dwelt at length the hurdles that delays the implementation of the pact.
Former Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma said either state or the Centre must take the maximum risk to avoid any further delay.
Thirty years have passed since the Centre signed the pact with AASU to detect and deport the Bangladeshi immigrants. But the main clauses of the Pact remains untouched. AASU organized the seminar at the Constitution Club to take the issue to the nation.
5 Oct 2008 - 4:06pm | Ritupallab Saikia
Preparation is going on war footing for the 23rd foundation day and unification rally of Asom Gana Parishad, which is going to be held on 14th October at Golaghat. It is to be mention here that AGP was founded on 14th October 1985 at Golaghat by the then leadership of Assam movement after signing of the Assam accord. This unification has been a long awaited one and the party workers as well as the well-wishers of the regional party sincerely hope that this rally will yield a new chapter in the political arena of Assam. On that day AGP(P), TGP and PLP which have split from the AGP earlier will come together and merge in to one powerful AGP. Speaking to the media persons at a press meet, Atul Bora, spokesperson of AGP said that a three hundred member strong reception committee have been formed for the rally having Mr. Prabin Kumar Gogoi as the Chief Convener, Atul Bora as President and Dr. Nripen Baruah as General Secretary. The venue of the rally will be named after Late Bhrigu Kumar Phukan and the gateway will be named after Late Mohendra Nath Saikia, President, Reception Committee of AGP convention held at 1985. The organizers are expecting a gathering of about fifty thousand on that day.
Golaghat : One ANLA activist was killed while three others managed to escape in a fierce fighting between the ANLA activists and a joint team of CRPF and Golaghat Police at Naojan Pachim Beelpar bordering Dhansiri Sarupathar subdivision.
Golagaht police received a tip off on the ANLA activists in the area and they laid an ambush for the activists alongwith the CFPF team. The ANLA activists were armed heavily and hence heavy fighting broke out. There were no reports of casualities or injuries from the police side.