Four people had died in alleged police firing while another two died allegedly during violence by miscreants last month.
His remarks came amid demonstrations across the state against the amended citizenship law by student organisations, artistes, academics and eminent citizens.
Assam’s new NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma said, “The priority right now is to prepare a status report for the RGI on the work that has been done till now.
The orders come even as educational institutions across the state have come out strongly in protest against the new citizenship law.
AASU’s general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi warned of protests if Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the state for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, which Assam will be hosting from January 10.
Sonowal said those behind the violence and arson were the “primary enemy” of the people. “If someone has disrupted peace in Assam today, they are Congress and Left parties and those who believe in Leftist ideology,” he said.
Assam currently has six detention centres to hold ‘illegal foreigners’, but these are all located inside jails. Together, they house 1,000-odd detainees.
The current wave of anti-CAA protests in Assam prominently features the gamosa. Why does this humble piece of cloth remain central to the articulation of Assamese identity?
The BJP’s march in Barpeta Road was led by state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam BJP president Ranjeet Dass.
The more controversial Bills you bring, the more seats you will lose, said Azad.
He said if the apex court orders for a 20-per cent re-verification in border districts of Assam, then the state will do that and give the report to the court.
Sarma also said the detention centres in the state are due to a Gauhati HC order, and not because of any decision taken by the Centre. His remarks come in the wake of statements made by PM Modi on Sunday, that were a departure from the BJP's stand on the NRC.
The announcement comes months after the state cabinet approved the New Land Policy, 2019, saying it paved the way for protection of land rights of “indigenous people” of Assam. Since Independence, Assam has had four land policies — in 1958, 1968, 1972 and 1989.
The decision to introduce a law to protect the 'indigenous' population in the state comes on the heels of apprehensions in Assam about the influx of migrants in the state, which the natives fear, will compromise the Assamese cultural identity.
The nine-day ban on internet in Assam, in the light of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act unrest, affected businesses, both big and small.
Internet services in the state were shut down on December 11 when Rajya Sabha cleared the contentious Bill that seeks to make Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship of India.
The High Court had asked “the Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam, Home and Political Department, to restore the mobile internet services of all Mobile Service Providers in the state of Assam, commencing 1700 Hrs (5 pm) today”.
Clause 6 of Assam Accord promises “Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards... to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people”.
Patowary said police are on the lookout for two leaders of the Congress youth wing. He added that an SIT has been formed that will investigate the violence that unfolded in the state.
In a country where celebrities tend to avoid government-related controversies, in Assam, protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have largely been led by cultural icons — musicians, actors, and artists. What explains Assam’s long history of cultural protest?