GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has once again urged the Assam Government to send the high-level committee's report on the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord to the Centre.
Speaking to The Sentinel, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said, "It has already been over a year that the high-level committee set up to recommend ways for the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord submitted its report to the Assam Government. It was submitted in February 2020 to the then Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Sonowal received the report on behalf of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the presence of some of his Cabinet colleagues. However, the report is yet to reach the Central Government. The Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal ministry for the implementation of the Assam Accord. If the State government has goodwill, it should submit the report to the MHA at the earliest.
Assam Accord Clause 6 Implementation
"Clause 6 is the soul of the Assam Accord. Its implementation will ensure the constitutional safeguards for the Assamese people." Nath mentioned that the report was prepared by the high-level committee after hearing various stakeholders of the State.
Mentioning about Minister for Implementation of Assam Accord Atul Bora's recent visit to the AASU office (Swahid Nyas) in Guwahati, Nath said that this was a good gesture on the part of the Minister as it is his responsibility to see that the report is sent to the Centre within a timeline.