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Govt to bring resolution for implementation of Assam Accord

The state government will bring a resolution in the assembly requesting the Centre for proper implementation of the Assam Accord.

This was stated by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka in the House on Tuesday after a discussion by Opposition AGP on the non-implementation of the accord signed in 1985 by then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and leaders of the Assam agitation.

The resolution may, however, not be brought up in the ongoing winter session, he said later.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told the assembly, “We want the implementation of Assam Accord. It was signed by Rajiv Gandhi. Yes, it is true that the clauses of the agreement have not been implemented fully, but it is not true that nothing has happened yet.”

He said the main objectives of the accord were to detect and deport illegal migrants from foreign countries to stop future infiltration and ensure economic development of Assam.

“The government is doing everything possible to stop illegal migration and detect infiltrators despite many obstacles and carrying out developmental work,” he added. Gogoi said fencing along the International Border between India and Bangladesh was important but it alone cannot stop infiltration.

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