Politics In India Since Indepen

Book: Politics In India Since Indepen

Chapter: 8. Regional Aspirations

Subject: Social Science - Class 12th

Q. No. 7 of Exercises

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The Assam movement was a combination of cultural pride and economic backwardness. Explain.

The Assam Movement from 1979 to 1985 is the best example movements against ‘outsiders’.

1. The Assamese suspected that there were huge numbers of illegal Bengali Muslim settlers from Bangladesh.

2. The movement was against illegal migrations, against domination of Bengalis and other outsiders, and against faulty voters’ register that included the names of lakhs of immigrants.

3. There was widespread poverty and unemployment in Assam despite the existence of natural resources like oil, tea and coal.

4. The agitation followed many novel methods and mobilised all sections of Assamese people, drawing support across the State.


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