Assamese language and Policies of Various Government






In view of the agitation and terrible situation that arose in Assam in 1972 over the medium of education in assam, the Congress government in Assam also finally announced in an radio speech on October 29 that year that the government would not take any measures that could harm assamese language literary culture at all. He said a language, a state is the key to re-shaping a linguistic state. But our country is inhabited by people who speak so many languages and dialects that it is not possible for everyone to form a state. So assamese was kept as it was based on the language, though there were no discrepancies in the state.


Yes, in the name of solving the problem of Assamese language prevalent in then Barassam, the Central Government allowed Assam to be divided into fragments and brahmaputra and barak uflaga. Under the influence of the state language law, the Assamese language continued to exist.

Even after that a lot of water fell on the sand. Unfortunately for Assam, the process of making Assam a multilingual state continued even then in the endless stream of unhindered migration of all forms of domestic foreigners, legal or illegal. Immediately the clever sons came to know that if they continue to sponsor and support the political parties in the administration and create a vote repository for them, they will be able to fulfil all wishes by availing government facilities. The government continued to adopt all forms of appeasement policies in the interest of guarding the throne and power. As a result, the dominance of Assamese language continued to shrink in fragmented Assam. The trend of so much hatred and prohibition of Assamese language in the Bak Valley also gradually increased. However, many villages and schools in Kasar district still had reading and talking about Assamese language. Nevertheless, the previous government was not ready to implement the State Languages Act in a strong manner or implement it with necessary amendments.


Of course, it should also be mentioned that in the last century and possible decades, the state Assamese language started getting some expansion and publicity in the state administration and elsewhere with thin government efforts (due to the efforts of the lion men of the then Assam Sahitya Sabha, the initiative of the Government Assamese Language Directorate and the influence of the public consciousness). But now, in recent times, whether it is due to the change in the thinking of the government political party and the environment of administrative knowledge ideas or the laxity or weakness or confusion of the larger literary national organization of Assam, the circulation of Assamese language and the degradation and contraction of statestatus have started to take place again. The languages of the community of Assam have come under obstacles in development and development.


The dominance and development of the national language of the state never hurts the status of nationalism. Epics Ramayana, Mahabharata and Srimadbhagwat were translated and continued to be in all the state languages of India. As a result of the Mahabharata Eka Assam Movement, one of the key aspects of the tripartite agreement is the protection of the cultural, social and religious identity of the Assamese people. The Agreement states that constitutional, legal and administrative protection will be given to him. On the basis of 5th of this Agreement, the Indian Citizenship Act was amended to resolve foreign issues and legal is given by incorporating Section 6(a) though no constitutional or legal protection has been provided in case of Clause 6 of the Agreement. On the one hand there is a strong conflict of section 6(a) of the amended Citizenship Act with the relevant clauses of the Caa Act, on the other hand there is no law for clause 6 of the agreement so far. The entire process was delayed by the invocation of a question as to who Assamese was in the conspiracy of the Central Government or the then State Government. Now again the recommendations of the Expert Committee on this clause have led to a new problem by questioning the validity of the law. But the point is that the agreement clause says that the restrictions or limitations of the prevailing law on this security issue must be duly amended. The responsibility of this agreement is entirely that of the state government and the central government. They themselves have witnessed it by including clause No. 1 in the Legal Ity Act. Now it is also the responsibility of the government to implement clause 6.According to Clause 6, it is also the responsibility of the government to protect the Assamese language. In this case, the State Languages Act of Assam should not be in force due to hesitation or apprehension of the state government to take action in the administrative direction. Will Assamese language be deprived of the status it deserves as people speaking different languages stayhere? There can be no barrier to all people learning all languages, whether they are exchanging languages. Being able to know more languages, speak or write is a sign of achievement or pride. But if the state's recognized Assamese language is about to be lost powerless in the multilingual power, who is responsible for its safety and the power of nationalism. We have presented the following suggestions to the government. If the government has political will, it should be considered beyond the heart.

(1) Take measures to remove legal lying barriers to early execution of expert committee recommendations. Also build assamese language security on its basis. This system will greatly relieve the fury of the 'Caa Act.

(2) All types of examinations of the Assam Public Service Commission should ensure mandatory questioning status of Assamese language and any one regional community language.


In this case, the question of english medium Assamese students or their Assamese parents expressing or thinking of objecting is unanswered. Many students we know study in English medium but do not want the loss of Assamese language. They talk in Assamese outside the class. This author hears that even if we study English, we have to protect the Assamese language. These sister comments are from many upper class students. Make Assamese language subject mandatory in English schools till class VIII. Many students still take up the Assamese language issue. Many final exams are also sitting on CBSE exams on assamese language literature subjects. (3) Even if the official status of the circulation of Bengali language in barak valley is in law, stop the mindset of banning the entry of Assamese language there, and provide facilities for interested people to practice Assamese language. Earlier, schools within Kasar district which had assamese language teacher's sanctioned posts (those posts now employed as Teachers of Bengali language or teachers of other subjects) should be restored and brought to the previous status. The school set up by assam sahitya sabha in Silchar was of Assamese medium. Now the education has also changed by upgrading to higher schools.


(4) The recent announcement of the government suggests that the government is considering setting up English medium schools in places in Assam. Instead strengthen english subject education in Assamese schools which are being practiced to promote English education and English conversation. There is room for strengthening this issue in these schools by increasing a question paper and adding lessons in various aspects including English education. The practice of interacting in English in Assam schools can also be made mandatory as it used to be in english classes. (5) Arrangements should be made to protect assamese language notices, plaques, signboards, banners etc. in Assam(where the associate language of Barak is bengali and bodoland) with the language of Bodoland.


(6) The Assamese Language Enforcement Directorate should be recovered, the activation measures should be taken by the government at the earliest. Once upon a time this directorate did a very good job. The government considered the department secondary and unnecessary itself and discouraged its officials so that the mase would disappear. (7) Assamese language script in Unicode. The Unicode has not yet given the issue of Assamese script. There is a lot of demand in this regard privately. At one time, assam sahitya sabha officials were also going abroad and holding 'meetings' in this regard. Finally the name of the script is Unique Ut Bangla Assamese and is marked as Bengali against the letter. But assamese script is older than Bengali in the development of script. But these things are not bear fruit even if they are demanded in private, unless the central government strongly makes strong proposals to the Unicode International Organization showing the uniqueness of Assamese script. For that, the government has to insist on the central government by clearly influencing everything with history before it is over. A committee in this area is likely to be constituted in the meanwhile. The efforts of this virtually private and private Assamese organization without the strong views and wishes of the government never bear fruit.

Will the state government take any special agreement or policy on this issue?


Finally, let us say again that the Assam Sahitya Sabha, in keeping with other issues, should take real care of the inactive state, environment and situation of Assam as a national event in Assam and come forward to fulfill our simple and visionary historical responsibilities in solving this problem. "The burden of the awakened wake is foolish. It is a call of time.

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