Background and Formation
The birth of the Assam Pradesh Congress
Committee can be traced to a historical past. Just as the
mother organisation, the Indian National Congress have its
roots in the freedom movement, the formation of the Assam
Pradesh Congress Committee was an outcome of
nationalist zeal against British rule.
British occupation of Assam
after the Treaty of Yandaboo in 1826 exposed its people to
the sinister machinations of British imperialist designs.
The winds of dissension against alien dominance which was
beginning to stir the people of India in the early 19th
century began to have its impact in Assam as well. Assam was
an active participant in the 1857 `War of Independence' when
personalities like Maniram Dewan and Piyali Barua were
sentenced to death for anit-British rebellion.