Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicAssam Accord

Topic: Assam Accord

Assam agitation hotbed shows why NRC is nothing but a National Recipe for Chaos

In Mangaldoi, where push for NRC came during a 1978 bypoll, there’s barely any family that has not been split by the citizenship exercise.

15 August is special for Assam and it’s not just about Independence Day

While Assam was asleep, a historic pact was signed past midnight on 15 August.

Assam Accord panel that failed to meet even once due to citizenship row gets new members

The previous committee was set up in January 2019 to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord. But the members resigned soon after.

‘Foreigners’ in Assam tribunals are just unlucky Indians fighting cruel paperwork demands

As more people are forced into Assam's uninhabitable detention camps meant to keep ‘illegal Bangladeshis’, detainees look up to Supreme Court for relief.

Losing citizenship bill battle has provoked BJP to take polarisation agenda beyond Assam

BJP’s passion for citizenship bill will see a renewed push if NDA returns to power with a redefined nationalism plan for 2024.

PM Modi assures commitment to Assam Accord and fighting infiltration at state rallies 

In both his rallies held in Assam, PM Modi criticised Congress for its work in the state and praised his party BJP for protecting the people of Assam, its culture and interests. 

2 BJP CMs in northeast oppose citizenship bill, urge Rajnath to ensure it doesn’t pass

During a 30-minute meeting, the two BJP CMs apprised the home minister about the prevailing situation in the Northeast.

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta warns of a volatile Assam if Citizenship Bill is passed

Former Assam chief minister said the state is witnessing a mass uprising, similar to the Assam agitation of 1979-85.

Home Ministry’s panel to look into Assam Accord gets derailed in four days

Two members nominated to be on the Home Ministry panel have refused to join while two others have expressed reservations.

Another wicket falls for the NDA as Assam ally AGP walks out on Citizenship Bill issue

It’s not the arithmetic but the perception of constantly losing allies that would be of concern to the BJP, while opposition parties band together against it.

On Camera

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.