Assam Accord

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The Assam Accord (1985)[1] was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement in New Delhi on 15 August 1985.[2][3] A six-year agitation demanding identification and deportation of illegal immigrants was launched by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in 1979. It culminated with the signing of the Assam Accord.

The accord brought an end to the Assam Movement and paved the way for the leaders of the agitation to form a political party and form a government in the state of Assam soon after.

Though the accord brought an end to the agitation, some of the key clauses are yet to be implemented, which has kept some of the issues festering.[4][5]


Representatives of Assam Movement

Representatives of Governments of India and Assam

In the presence of


  1. ^ "Assam Accord" (PDF).
  2. ^ Text of Assam Accord, according to the Part II (A) The Assam Gazette 23 June 2015, pp 7
  3. ^ Assam Accord from the South Asia Terrorism Portal
  4. ^ AASU questions Govts’ sincerity on Accord Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, The Assam Tribune, 13 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Union Cabinet clears panel to promote Assam's cultural identity". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2 January 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 January 2019.CS1 maint: others (link)