Assam Movement

A mass agitation against illegal foreigners

The Assam Movement (1979-1985) was a popular movement against illegal immigrants in Assam. The movement, led by All Assam Students Union (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,, 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 unrest officially ended on 15 August 1985, following the Assam Accord, which was signed by leaders of AASU-AAGSP and the Government of India. During this period of six long years of the historic movement, as reported 855(later on 860 as submitted by AASU) nos of people sacrificed their lives in the hope of an "Infiltration Free Assam" in the 1979-1985 Assam agitation.

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