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High-level committee will be constituted for implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh

Guwahati/New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday stated before the media that the cabinet decided to constitute a high-level committee for effective implementation of the clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

This high-level committee will give their recommendation for the envisaged constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards as per the provisions of clause 6 in Assam Accord, stated the Home Minister.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said that the committee will examine the effectiveness of the implementation of the clause 6 of Assam Accord in the state since 1985 to till date.

Also, this committee will be holding discussions with all the stakeholders and assess the required quantum of reservation of seats in the Assam Legislative Assembly.

In order to protect the identity, language and heritage of the Assamese people and other indigenous people of Assam, this high-level committee will look into the required measures. Moreover, they will do an assessment of the required measures to promote and preserve these people. Accordingly, they will also assess the quantum of reservation in employment under Government of Assam.

The Minister also informed that Ministry of Home Affairs will soon come with the composition and terms of references of this high-level committee.

Rajnath Singh also mentioned that in the year 2003, a memorandum of settlement was signed between the Government of India, Government of Assam and Bodo Liberation Tigers.

It may also be mentioned that as per the sixth schedule of the constitution Bodoland Territorial Council was established.

Rajnath Singh also highlighted the fact that many representations from different Bodo organizations from Assam have been coming to the Ministry of Home Affairs since then.

Keeping in view of the concerns and issues of the Bodo Committee people in the region, Cabinet had decided to establish a museum cum language and cultural study centre of Bodo community with the Government of India funding. Secondly, the cabinet had decided to modernize and upgrade the existing All India Radio centre in Kokrajhar. Thirdly, the cabinet had decided to revive and modernize Doordarshan Kendra in Kokrajhar.

Furthermore, the cabinet had decided to introduce a super fast train ‘Aronai Express’ (Lifeline) which will run from Bodo Territorial Autonomous Districts.

Reacting to the above-mentioned Cabinet decisions, AASU secretary, Lurin Gogoi told The Sentinel Digital, “There was no necessity to form a new high-level committee in implementing clause 6 of the Assam Accord. There is already an existing decision to revive the tripartite sub-committee with members of three from central government, state government and AASU.”

This is nothing but fake promotions of the BJP Government before the people of Assam to implement and impose the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.