Signing of Bodo accord brings new dawn for Northeast

Kokrajhar (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted the importance of the Bodo agreement and said that no citizen will die of violence anymore in the North East and the road for development has opened in the region.

“The road for permanent peace has opened up only due to your help and willpower. This is a new opportunity and a new dawn for Assam and the entire Northeast to welcome the 21st century,” he said addressing a gathering here.

“We won’t allow the darkness of terrorism to return here. No citizen will die of violence anymore in this region. Mothers whose children have returned from the wilderness are blessing me today. So many families have been reconciled,” the Prime Minister added.

Terming it a historic moment, Prime Minister Modi outlined that the signing of peace accord has come at a time when the nation was celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

CAA won’t have any effect on Assam, Northeast : PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not have any effect on the people of Assam and North-East region. “Some forces are spreading rumours in Assam and Northeast with full force that the people who get citizenship under the CAA will come here to settle. I assure the people of Assam that nothing like this will happen,” said PM Modi.

SC issues notice to Centre on CAA, Assam Accord plea

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Central government on a plea challenging the Constitutional validity of CAA and effective implementation of the Assam Accord. A bench of CJI SA Bobde also sought Centre’s response on the plea filed by Assam Social Justice Forum. The petition sought directions for taking effective steps for implementation of Accord, 1985.