CAB: Modi's has a strong message for Assam

In an attempt to reach out the people of Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured them today that they had nothing to worry after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, even as the northeastern State continued to simmer against the contentious legislation.A day after the bill was passed in Parliament, Modi, in a series of tweets in both English and Assamese, said the identity of the people of Assam will be preserved and will continue to grow.

'I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB. I want to assure them no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow,' the Prime Minister said.

Meanwhile, agitators defied curfew in Guwahati today morning to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as the situation remained tense throughout Assam, with the Army conducting flag march in the city.