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Journalists working for media houses in Assam barred from entering Assam Bhawan in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: Journalists working for media companies in Assam have been prevented from entering Assam House in Delhi. They had gone there to cover press briefing by Justice (Retd) Biplab Kumar Sharma who is leading the high-level committee set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord.

The orders were given by the Principal Resident Commissioner. Hence, the Assam Police battalion barred media from attending the event, informed the Assam Bhawan officials, suggested reports. The orders for the action allegedly came from the government of Assam.

Yesterday, s high-level committee met Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss Clause 6 of Assam Accord which ensures ever-lasting constitutional safeguards on rights over politics, land, culture, language, and employment as well as trade and commerce of the Assamese, indigenous Assamese and other ethnic groups living in Assam.

The four-member delegation led by Justice (Retd) Biplab Kumar Sharma had met Shah to inform him about the work of the committee. Post-meeting he informed reporters that several issues were discussed during the meeting including what constitutes the “definition of Assamese” and the base year of 1971 for the detection of foreigners.

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