Assam Accord [Citizenship & Related Issues]

Context: 31,953 The number of “illegal foreigners” who have so far been deported from Assam based on the Assam Accord.

About Assam Accord

◼ The Assam Accord has been signed on 15th August, 1985 amongst Union of India, Govt. of Assam, All Assam Student of Union, All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad.

◼ To implement the various Clauses of Assam Accord a new Department has been established in the name of “Implementation of Assam Accord Department” during the year 1986.

◼ The signing of the Accord led to the conclusion of a six-year agitation that was launched by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in 1979, demanding the identification and deportation of illegal immigrants from Assam.

◼ It sets a cut-off of midnight of 24th March 1971, for the detection of illegal foreigners in Assam.