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I am from Assam. Things have taken a different turn with CAB. Why is Assam protesting?

Assam has been bearing the brunt of Bangladeshi immigrants from 1951 or to be precise even before that. The key facilitator being Assam sharing 263 km of border with Bangladesh. #Thread1
An unusual rise in voters was witnessed in 1979 in Mangaldoi Lok Sabha bypoll. This was because illegal Bangladeshi immigrants filled up space; were given voting rights. This led to massive agitation by Assamese for 6+ yrs leading to death of 885 people, mostly students. #Thread2
Agitation stopped after Assam Accord was signed in 1985. As per Assam Accord, date of detection/deportation of foreigners fixed at March 25 1971. It was 1951 for other states.

Bangladeshi language rules the roost in most of the regions of Assam now instead of Assamese. #Thread3
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A person can change the destiny by his Karma and Hemchandra Vikramaditya is living example of this notion. Hemu as he was called among his people was last Hindu Ruler of Delhi.
A stray arrow hit him in battle of Panipat, 1556 and fate of Delhi was decided to be exhorted by Mughal for next 300 years. But Story isn't this short.

Hemu was born in a small family and he had to work even as vegetable seller to support his family.
He came to Delhi and started working for Mughals at officer grade. Though Mughal Historians don't give him respect which is due many Sources tell us contrary.

During Sher Shah Suri he was appointed in Sur kingdom in 1540 and he was
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Do You Know?

Laxmi Bai was Queen of Jhansi who is famous for fighting British forces till her last breath. But did you know that there was a person who was fighting besides her and was true friend of Jhansi ki Rani?

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Interestingly, Jhalkari Bai was similar to Laxmi Bai in looks. She was one of the few person whom Queen could trust with her life. She helped and gave assistance to Queen in administration and diplomacy.
When British army attacked Jhansi, Jhalkari Bai fought besides Queen Laxmi Bai. Her husband died fighting in the battle.

The British army had surrounded fort and Queen needed a diversion to get out and gather Support so that she could fight British in direct combat.
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