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SASTA seeks review of Assam Accord

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, August 16: The Save Assam Save Tribals Association (SASTA) has moved the Centre with a slew of demands, including discussion on the review of the Assam Accord.

In a missive sent to Union Home Minister Rajth Singh on August 14 this year, SASTA raised the demand for a separate Delimitation Act for Assam to protect the indigenous people of the State in accordance with the Assam Accord; appointment of a Delimitation Commission separately for Assam, implementation of the Bengal Eastern Regulation Act, 1871; introduction of interstate migration Act and creation of checkpoints at inter-state entry points like Baxirhat, Srirampur, Raima along the Assam-West Bengal border etc.

The other demands are de-franchise of foreigners, refugees and illegal inhabitants of tribal belts and blocks in the State; rotation of MLA seat and abolition of MLA seat in refugee and foreigner-domited areas in the State; reservation of MP seats, 2 Rajya Sabha seats for plains Tribe of Assam; review of Indo-Nepal treaty 1950 and imposition of restriction on Nepalis’ entry in to Assam by adding conditions; eviction of foreigners and unqualified inhabitants of Tribal Belts and Blocks in the State as per the chapter X of Assam Land and Land Revenue Regulation Act, 1886 as amended in 1947; review of Indo-Bhutanese Treaty, 1950 and restoration of Dewangiri to the Bodos of BTAD in Assam as correction of the historic injustice done to the Bodo tribes of Assam by the then Prime Minister of Congress Government; and restoration of Dimapur to the Kacharis of Assam.

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