High-Level Committee on Clause-6 meets Amit Shah, likely to file report soon


GUWAHATI: The high-level committee formed to look into implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord attended a meeting at the official residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today.

The committee led by former Gauhati High Court Judge Biplab Kumar Sarma apprised the Home Minister that it is ready to file its report within a fortnight.

“We have taken recommendations from different stakeholders. The Centre has also given us some suggestions on how to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. We will discuss these issues with all our members in Guwahati on January 16,” said Chairman of the high-level committee Biplab Kumar Sarma.

“We are not seeking any extension. We are hopeful that we will be able to file the report within a week or fortnight,” Sarma added.

Along with Sarma, the meeting was attended by three other members of the panel-Mrinal Miri, Subhash Das and Ramen Borpatara Gohain.

It needs to be mentioned that All Assam Students’ Union skipped today’s meeting with Home Minister Shah to protest against the Centre’s move to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act from January 10.