NRC and the Assam Accord

ASSAM AGITIATION AND ASSAM ACCORD

● The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on June 8, 1979 sponsored a 12 hour general strike demanding ‘detection, disenfranchisement and deportation’ offoreigners.
●After a 6 year long Assam agitation from 1979 to 1985, a landmark agreement Assam Accord was signed on August 15, 1985 at the behest of Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi.
●This agreement between All Assam Students Union (AASU), Government of India & Government of Assam contains some important clauses.
● Agreement was made on the foreigners issue, border fencing, construction of border roads, setting up of border out post setc.

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