Committee on clause 6 of Assam Accord to hold meeting on July 24
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Committee on clause 6 of Assam Accord to hold meeting on July 24

G Plus News | July 20, 2019 13:50 hrs

GUWAHATI: The committee which has formed for the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord will reportedly hold their first meeting on July 24.   

As per reports, the meeting is scheduled to be held in the North Block, New Delhi.  

Clause 6 of the Accord Accord states that “Assamese people” would be granted “constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as may be appropriate” to “protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage.”

Recently, a 13-member high-level committee comprising eminent personalities of Assam was formed to examine the effectiveness of actions taken since 1985 to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. 

The high-level committee consisting of eminent personalities will be headed by Justice (Retd) Biplab Kumar Sarma, a former judge of Gauhati High Court.

Earlier, a nine-member panel was set up in January this year for its implementation, but it was aborted after its fifth member–former Union tourism secretary MP Bezbaruah refused to be part of the panel in wake of the widespread protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016. 

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