Cambridge scholar and Sahitya Akademi award-winning author Hiren Gohain has criticised the BJP government over several issues. He has recently been charged with sedition for his comments. The 80-year-old former Gauhati University professor shares his thoughts.
Slamming the opposition Congress and its former ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Amit Shah said both the parties did nothing to implement the Assam Accord despite ruling most of the period since signing of the pact in 1985.
Sangma, the convener of the convention, said the parties will send a delegation to meet PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind seeking to scrap the citizenship amendment bill passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.
The celebrations in Assam and other northeastern states took place despite a boycott call given by eight militant outfits in the region, including the anti-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) and six outfits of Manipur under the Corcom banner.
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.