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Clause 6 worries Bengali Hindus

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Published Feb 26, 2020, 2:01 am IST
Updated Feb 26, 2020, 2:01 am IST
This has come close on the heels of the Clause 6 committee formally handing over its recommendation to Sonowal.
Sarbananda Sonowal
 Sarbananda Sonowal

Guwahati: The day committee on implementing the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord submitted its recommendation to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Bengali Hindus, many of whom migrated to Assam till 1971, have expressed fear that they may not be included among the category of “Indigenous Assamese” for whom the constitutional safeguard is sought under Clause 6 of the Assam accord. The president of the All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation, Mahananda Sarkar Dutta, has made an appeal to members of the Clause 6 committee to clear doubts in the minds of Bengalis of Assam about proposed definition of being “indigenous Assamese”.

This has come close on the heels of the Clause 6 committee formally handing over its recommendation to Sonowal who on behalf of the ministry of home affairs received the recommendation of the committee here on Tuesday.

 

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