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Sino-US Relations- Relaxed Course

Assam Quiet Moves THE leaders of the Assam agitation seem to be moving in two, apparently contrary, directions simultaneously. lost, there is the specific resolve, following the derisions taken at the AASU-convened convention in Jorhat in January, to 'politicise' the agitation. Since then, the organisation has been exploring various ways in which thus 'politicisation' can he brought about. Secondly' there has been a renewal of contacts at a fairly high level, though the whole process is .still very hush- hush and informal, between AASU and emissaries from the Centre, and various formulas, all necessarily of a patchwork kind, are being canvassed. Substantially, these envisage a compromise on the vexed question of the procedure to be adopted towards those established to have illegally moved into Assam between 1961 and 1971. It is believed that a notional mid-decade dividing line has been .suggested with those falling in the earlier category be jng dispersed outside Assam and those falling in the later category being disenfranchised for a limited period. Leaving aside the enormous complexity and perhaps even unworkability of such paper schemes on the ground, 'here is apparently some disagreement over the period of such proposed disen franchisement.

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