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Financial assistance for Assam movement victims: Sonowal

Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the government will provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to everyone who suffered bullet injuries during the Assam movement.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion of “Shahid Diwas” (martyr’s day) here, Sonowal said the government will also publish a book on the historical Assam movement that led to the signing of Assam Accord between the then Congress government at the Centre and the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leadership.

Sonowal also reiterated his government’s commitment to implement every clause of the Assam Accord in letter and spirit and to safeguard the interests of the people of the state.

“The Assam movement was a strong manifestation of people’s power and a great example of non-violent means of protest. This was one of the most significant parts of India’s history as the movement aimed at safeguarding unity and sovereignty of the country,” he said.

–IANS

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