Make clause 6 of Assam Accord report public: A member requests others

Nilay Dutta, a member of the high-powered committee on clause 6 of Assam Accord, has requested all other members to agree to make the report public in the interest of transparency. Clause 6 of Assam Accord provides constitutional, legislative and ...

ANI
Guwahati: Nilay Dutta, a member of the high-powered committee on clause 6 of Assam Accord, has requested all other members to agree to make the report public in the interest of transparency so that an informed discussion can take place on the recommendations.

The committee had submitted its report to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on February 25.

Dutta, who is also advocate general of Arunachal Pradesh, in series of tweet said: “There are no impediments to implementing such linguistic and cultural safeguards immediately. Moreover, land and its reforms is exclusively a state subject.”


Dutta said: “As a member of HPC…, I have noted with serious concern that completely misinformed and speculative discussions are going on in public domain on the recommendations... This is the result of not placing the report in public domain.”

The senior advocate said: “Be it clear that over and above political rights on seat in assembly and reservation in jobs, there are wide-ranging powerful recommendations on the development of indigenous languages, culture and heritage as well as… reforms in land policy”.

The statement comes in the wake of Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s remark that “as Assam is the gateway to northeast India, ILP (innerline permit) cannot be implemented here”. Insiders had earlier hinted that the committee batted for introducing ILP in the state.
ADVERTISEMENT

Clause 6 of Assam Accord provides constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to the heritage and cultural, social and linguistic identity of the Assamese people.

Download
The Economic Times Business News App
for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.
Download
The Economic Times News App
for Quarterly Results, Latest News in ITR, Business, Share Market, Live Sensex News & More.
READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE:

LOGIN & CLAIM

50 TIMESPOINTS

Related Companies

More from our Partners

Loading next story
Text Size:AAA
Success
This article has been saved

*

+