People residing in different parts of the country continued their journey to the state by roads even on Friday. After the arrival, they have been asked to be in quarantine at centres Sarusojai Stadium and different hotels in Guwahati.
A statement issued by the Maa Kamakhya Devalaya said on Thursday that a decision has been taken by the 'Dolois' (priests) that only the rituals and prayers associated with the festival would be performed by them.
Though Assam is yet to report a positive coronavirus case, the state government is not taking any chance, asking its people to strictly follow the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday
The BJP-led Assam government plans a census that will identify the native Muslims—called the Goriya, Moriya, Julha and Deshi. Indigenous Muslims say the census is needed to protect their native identity.
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.