"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.
The apex court is hearing a petition by activist Harsh Mander against the dismal living conditions in the detentions centres. The plea alleges that inmates were kept in detention indefinitely just because they were not Indians and were treated as “illegal aliens”.
Taking a suo motu cognizance of the reported controversy, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered formation of a one-man inquiry by Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah to inquire into the whole episode and submit report to the government at the earliest, a press statement from the CMO said.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also asked the chief secretary to direct the deputy commissioners to "generate awareness in all tea gardens and their periphery areas by conducting awareness meetings so that people can be made aware of the evils of consuming sulai".
Stating the new generation gives more importance to quality thinking and good behaviour, he observed that the Academy would fulfill the requirements of developing soft skills amongst the police force in the days to come.
Alleging that a "misinformation campaign" over the bill has been launched by groups with "vested interests," the chief minister "urged all people to stand united to thwart the evil design of divisive forces."
“For the past few days certain sections in the state have cast aspersions on this avowed objective of the government. However, as a son of the soil, I would like to assure everybody that there is no need of being apprehensive in Assam," Sarbananda Sonowal said.