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Agitations mar development of Assam
Post independence period in the north-eastern parts of the country has found innumerable changes in geographical and political arena of the region, particularly in the state of Assam.

The end of last twentieth century can be treated as the beginning of agitations in the state of Assam. The most popular and historical agitation led by the students' organization, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) since the year 1979, on the ground that the names of a large number of foreign nationals were included in the voters lists of the state. 

The plea behind it was given that the state government formed on the basis of those voter lists was 'illegal. Hence, it was demanded that fresh elections be declared in the state deleting the names of foreign nationals from the voter lists.

However, with the signing of the Assam Accord on 15th August, 1985 in New Delhi, in presence of erstwhile PM Rajiv Gandhi brought hope that peace would return in the state of Assam. But after a lapse of three decades, the agitations are still continuing on a number of issues related to Assam Accord including 'reservations and declarations' on various issues affecting the law and order problems for the state government. 

Most of the agitations are run by a number of small organizations separately on a common issue. A number of politicians and intellectuals are giving air to such agitations.

Several organizations have come up raising the issues of unemployment in the state demanding 'government services', whereas in private sector the employers claim of getting no suitable candidates for work. Most of the unemployed youths do not prefer to join private organizations. 

Taking advantage of unemployment some 'fake' organizations have come up to provide employment in other states and their operations remain 'clandestine' till the candidates realize that they have been 'cheated'. They do not find any other way than to begin agitation against such organizations.

By the time such organizations go underground. Assam being a rich state lacks the vision to explore the opportunities to get gifts of nature. It seems that 'blood' is very cheap in this region as the participants in the agitations prefer to give blood, but they do not like to develop the state's economy by utilizing the natural resources of the region. 

About a dozen of oil fields found decades ago remain untapped due to agitations. The agitators desire that other states should continue supply of essential materials to this part, but should not ask for anything from this state.

The unemployment problem is increasing day by day. Large number of organizations are coming up demanding solutions of problems by the government without taking efforts to solve their own problem.

Every day long processions are found on the streets demanding solutions of their problems but doing nothing by their own efforts. The practice of collecting donations for their organizations continues without break.

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