Committee submits report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord

On February 25, 2020, a high-level committee submitted its report to the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord.

Highlights

The committee was headed by Retd Justice B K Sharma. The report is to be submitted by the CM to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

What is Clause 6 of Assam Accord?

The Clause provides constitutional, administrative and legislative safeguards to preserve and promote cultural, linguistic and heritage of Assamese people.

Actions taken under Clause 6

Several actions have been taken under Clause 6 to provide administrative, constitutional and legislative safeguards to the Assamese people. They include

  • The Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra Society was formed with funds from Ministry of HRD
  • Jyoti Chitraban film Studio scheme was launched and in phase II, the studio was modernized.
  • The Archaeological Survey of India took up preservation of 5 monuments namely Singri Temple ruins, Poa-Mecca, Urvashi Archaeological site, Kedar Temple and Hayagriva Madhava Temple.

What is Assam Accord?

Assam Accord was an agreement signed between the government of India and the leaders of Assam Movement in 1985. Under the agreement, the GoI agreed to accept all the migrants that entered before 1966 and GoI agreed to provide social, political, cultural and economic rights to the Assamese people.

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