In the wake of continuing anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on December 20 said that his government is for the people and the land, language and culture of the state will be protected at any cost.
Rubbishing rumours about the Citizenship Amendment Act that have sparked major unrest across the country, Sonowal said, “The Assamese language will be protected as a state language forever and the government will do it. Some people are spreading misinformation and fake news among the people. They are the main enemy of our society”.
Addressing a crowded press conference here, Sonowal said, “This government is for the people of Assam. The land, language, and culture of the indigenous people of the state will be protected. I appeal to all organizations to come forward”.
Sonowal assured that Assam’s culture and language will be protected and said if such violence is allowed then the state cannot progress. “If we allow such violence then Assam can’t progress. I hope to receive full support from you all. I assure that Assam’s culture and language will be protected. Let’s work together for the progress of Assam,” the CM said.
He said that those creating unrest in the guise of the agitation will not be spared.
Dispelling fears that foreigners will flood Assam if the CAA is implemented, Sonowal said “The government will made public the entire list of application who applies for citizenship under this act. Those who were already living with us will apply. Vested groups are spreading fake news that crores of people will come to Assam. When we will release the list than people will realise the truth”.
He also said that the committee formed to suggest ways to implement 6 (A) of the Assam Accord is working in rapid pace and very soon it will be implemented.