The Assam government would soon launch a new book on Assam Movement that took place from 1979-1985 against illegal immigrants in Assam. The Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal said this while attending a public meeting on the occasion of Swahid Divas(Martyrs Day) organised by the state government at Khanapara.
Sonowal also announced that the tortured and the disabled would get an one-time financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh.
On the occasion, CM @sarbanandsonwal reiterate Govt's commitment towards giving due respect to families of martyrs. The CM announced an one-time financial assistance of ₹2 Lakh for those who sustained gunshot injuries participating in the Assam Movement. pic.twitter.com/jeZoo3UCJT
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) December 10, 2018
While,All Assam Students Union (AASU) has organised the day at Nehru Park. On the other hand, AGP observed Swahid Diwas at the party headquarters in Ambari.
The Assam movement, led by AASU and the ‘All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad’ (AAGSP), developed a program of protests and demonstration to compel the Indian government to identify and expel illegal, (mostly Bangladeshi), immigrants and protect and provide constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to the indigenous Assamese people. The Nellie massacre and Khoirabari massacre were some cases of extreme violence. The agitation program ended in August 1985 following the Assam Accord, which was signed by leaders of AASU-AAGSP and the Government of India.
The agitation leaders formed a political party, Assam Gana Parishad. It came to power in the state of Assam in the Assembly elections of 1985 and later in 1996.