xi) this contract is signed for a period of 25 years and renewed by mutual agreement; The 1985 tripartite agreement was signed by the Government of Assam in India and the AASU, which led to a violent six-year street unrest in Assam calling for the identification and expulsion of „foreigners“, a euphemism for undocumented migrants from Bangladesh and the state. The Indian government informed Bangladesh of the ratification of the 1974 Indira Mujib Pact during discussions at the ministerial level of the interior on 19 July 2013. The Indian government announced its intention to ratify the 1974 Indira Mujib Pact for the delimitation of borders and the exchange of 161 disadvantaged enclaves, with a population of about 50,000 people. To implement the Indira Mujib Pact, the Indian government will, in accordance with the Indian Constitution, have to table in Parliament a law amending the Constitution. The Indian government intends to introduce a bill amending the Constitution for the implementation of the Indo-Bangla border agreement at the next monsoon session, which begins on 5 August 2013. Bangladesh`s parliament has already approved the land border agreement, with India to introduce a law amending the constitution, as its implementation involves an exchange of territories. In 1974, India and Bangladesh reached a border agreement. The two signatories to the pact were Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Mujib-your-Rehman. The purpose of this agreement was to cover the delimitation of the land border between the two countries and other related issues.

Article 5 of the agreement provided that the agreement be ratified by the governments of India and Bangladesh and that ratification instruments be exchanged as soon as possible. On 28 November 1974, the Bangladesh Parliament passed the Constitution (Third Amendment) Act of 1974 ratifying the Indira Mujib Agreement. Most Indians want a further strengthening of india-Bangladesh relations and the continuation of the provisions of the Indira Mujib agreement, Tripura`s chief minister Manik Sarkar said on Monday, refuting VHP leader Praveen Togadia`s request to amend the 44-year-old agreement. He said the VHP disapproved of 1971 as the reference year for categorizing Bangladeshi infiltrats under the Indira Mujib agreement. The Indira Mujib Agreement was signed on 19 March 1972 between Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, and The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who defined various issues from both countries, including 1971 as the reference year for the identification of Bangladeshi infiltrators/refugees in India. India and Bangladesh will commission a new river trade route between Sonamura and Tripura and Daudkandi in Bangladesh. (iii) the parties reaffirm their confidence in the policies of non-alliance and peaceful coexistence as important factors for global détente, the maintenance of international peace and security, and the strengthening of national sovereignty and independence; (vii) Both sides promote relations in the fields of arts, literature, education, culture, sport and health; (iv) Contracting parties maintain regular contact and exchange information on important international issues affecting the interests of both states; ix) each party refrains from any support to third parties who participate in an armed conflict against the other party. When one of the parties is attacked or threatened with attack, the parties immediately consult with each other to take the necessary steps to eliminate the threat and thus ensure the peace and security of their countries; „Most Indians and the government do not want to amend or abolish the Indira Mujib agreement.