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Assam Government to now have web portal to gather names for locations that are to be re-named

The Assam state government will now launch a portal to collect the suggestions for name change of the cities, towns and even villages which are “contrary to our civilisation, culture and derogatory to any caste or community”.

The news: Himanta Biswas Sarma, Assam chief minister announced it on Wednesday, to have a portal which will gather names and suggestions for the locations that are to be renamed.

  • Sarma announced that some places are to be re-named out of malice, while attending an event in Guwahati’s medical college.

What’s going on: According to a report by Economic Times, Sarma stated that Guwahati’s Kalapahar, which was named after a Muslim general of the Bengal Sultanate who attacked the Kamakhya temple, will be changed.

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