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Truth about Assam

Truth about Assam DURING the recent months there has been a continuous and conscious effort through a spate of articles, editorials, news items and what have you to assure people outside Assam that Assam has returned to normalcy, and there is no cause for worry. The leftist press in particular has gone out of its way to affirm that the Assamese are happy as never before, because the elections have been held at long last and they were able to exercise their democratic right to elect their own irepresentatives. To illustrate their unbounded joy "the whole town came out on the streets when the Chief Minister went to the meeting ground in Sibsagar" writes Mainstream, "and the crowds kept pouring in scorching heat of the noon sun even after the hour-long speech of the Chief Minister was over". We are told that the government has already rehabilitated over 3 lakh refugees; that there is a vast improvement in the law and order .situation; and that, remarkably, after "a thousand and more kilometers on road" there was "nowhere a single field unsown". And another no less important bit of information is that the AASU is a house divided.

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