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    PM Modi assures 'brothers, sisters of Assam they have nothing to worry' after CAB passage

    PM Modi assures 'brothers, sisters of Assam they have nothing to worry' after CAB passage

    PM Modi assures 'brothers, sisters of Assam they have nothing to worry' after CAB passage
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    PM Modi posted a series of tweets, in both Assamese and English, against the backdrop of violent protests in Assam opposing the CAB.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that they have nothing to worry about the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019. PM Modi posted a series of tweets, in both Assamese and English, against the backdrop of violent protests in Assam opposing the CAB. The prime minister said he and the Central government are "totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6."
    The Clause 6 of the Assam Accord guaranteed safeguarding local rights, language and culture
    "I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB," PM Modi wrote.
    He said, "No one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow."
    Assam has reported several incidents of violence following the passage of the bill by Parliament on Wednesday night. The CAB seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan facing persecution there.
    Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, was placed under indefinite curfew on Wednesday night, while the Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura as the two northeastern states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB.
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