At a time when the state has witnessed massive anti-Citizenship Act protests, the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on December 30th, 2019, said that the wrongs of partition can be undone by the newly enacted law.
“CAA fulfils our civilisational obligation of protecting persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The wrongs of Partition can be undone by accepting these people, who, for decades, have lived among us in peace and harmony,” Sonowal said.
Besides, the CM, while, claiming that the government has worked to provide constitutional safeguard to the indigenous people of the state, said, “The central government led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also worked diligently towards fulfilling another national obligation (which no govt in the past has even tried), to provide Constitutional Safeguards for protecting the culture, land, political rights of indigenous people of Assam.”
Sonowal’s tweet came as part of the #IndiaSupportsCAA campaign initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30th, 2019 initiated a campaign in support of the controversial act. The campaign has garnered over 967k tweets at the time of filing this report.
Sonowal was shown black flags in protest against the law in a public meeting in upper Assam’s Jorhat district. He was addressing the gathering in support of the law.
Photo credit: @SarbanandaSonowal