Politics Assam and the CAB: Go beyond damage control, listen to the people Updated : December 13, 2019 07:47 AM IST The CAB and the National Register of Citizens may be different exercises and it will be rolled out that way in other parts of the country – but not in Assam or other North-eastern states. The surge of torchlight processions remind me of the launch of the 1979 agitation against alleged foreigners in 1979 by the All Assam Students Union which is again spearheading the process. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.