National Desk: Assam minister Hemant Biswa Sarma said that we have lifted the curfew in Guwahati and now there will be no curfew in the day time. However, the night curfew will be imposed until we review the situation and take a decision in this regard.
Sarma said that 136 cases of vandalism and other related crimes have been registered all over Assam. So far, police have arrested 190 people in connection with recent incidents in Guwahati and across the state. He said that we have seen a specific pattern in Guwahati violence. The demonstrations are heavily attended by people who are not citizens of Guwahati, who have come from the districts of lower Assam.
Hemant Biswa Sarma said that the India-Japan summit had been postponed, but it would later take place in Guwahati. The Prime Minister has decided that the venue will not be shifted from Guwahati, but the date can be changed.
The PM personally urges that the event should be held in Guwahati. Vandalism occurred in Shankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati. When we investigated, we found a Congress worker involved in that particular incident. If he has done so as part of his personal capacity or any organized crime, that should be investigated.
The deployment of police and paramilitary forces has reduced the fear of violence in Guwahati. On Sunday, the largest crowd gathered at the Assam Engineering College ground to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.