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It brought relief to a section of indigenous people of Assam, who feel Bengali-speaking interlopers have intruded into their lives and land.
This was a joint effort of Assam Forest Department, Hayagriva Madhava Temple Management Committee, Ugratara Temple Management, Turtle Survival Alliance and Help Earth.
National Register of Citizens in Assam aims to give effect to the Assam Accord signed in 1985 between the Government of India, State Government of Assam, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and All Assam Gan Sangram Parishad (AAGSP).
Resentment against illegal immigrants has simmered for years in Assam, one of India's poorest states, with residents blaming outsiders, many said to come from neighbouring Bangladesh, for stealing their jobs and land.
"The flood situation has turned very critical with 31 of the 32 districts affected," Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told reporters.
The threads of anti-foreigner sentiments in the state of Assam can be traced to the pre-partition period.
To be eligible for Indian citizenship, it was mandatory for all Assam residents to produce documents proving that they or their families had lived in the Assam before March 24, 1971, the day before the war for Bangladesh's separation from Pakistan began.
The bill will favour illegal migrant Hindus from Bangladesh to settle in Assam and other north-eastern states.
Talking at the meeting, proprietor of Koyeli Tours and Travels in Guwahati, Assam, Arijit Purkayastha, said that people of Assam are comfortable with Bhutanese people coming to Assam.
"We are also going to open new offices in all 145 tehsil headquarters across Assam. Our approach has always been to create sustainable livelihood opportunities and have generated 20,000 jobs in Assam," Ambani said.
Another report adds: Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Novo Air, a private airline based in Dhaka, will start direct flight from Dhaka to Guwahati, the capital of Indian Assam state that shares northeastern border with Bangladesh, soon.