LEGISLATION

Divisive demarcation

Print edition : November 25, 2016

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Photo: RAMESH SHARMA

Protesting against the Centre's move to grant citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh, activists of the All Assam Unnayan Parishad burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati on October 17, Photo: PTI

At the signing of the Assam accord in 1985, Assam Chief Secretary P.P. Trivedi, Union Home Secretary R.D. Pradhan, Cabinet Secretary P.K. Kaul, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Home Minister S.B. Chavan, AASU president Prafulla K. Mahanta, AASU general secretary B.K. Phukan, and AAGSP convener Biraj Sharma. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Narendra Modi government’s new Citizenship Bill, which seeks to enable non-Muslim minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to acquire Indian citizenship, faces strong opposition in Assam.
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