Hoisting the national flag at the main function of the 73rd Independence Day celebration, Sonowal said the state government is committed to ensure safety of every genuine Indian citizen living in Assam.
The government placed a list in the state assembly on Thursday, which contained district-wise figures of people left out of the hugely contentious NRC, which is being updated under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
The Centre on Friday asked the Supreme Court to extend the July 31st deadline for Assam draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying there have been wrongful inclusions in areas bordering Bangladesh.
The government's intention is to ensure no illegal immigrant is registered under the NRC. Foreigner tribunals have also been set up to curb illegal stay of foreigners in India, Home Minister Amit Shah said.
The exercise to prepare the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) will start from July 10 and will be completed in 60 days, according to a notification issued by Home Commissioner R Ramakrishnan on Saturday.
Parties like All Assam Students' Union warn voters that implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Bill will hurt the state's future and security but BJP remains cool on the controversial Bill and its promises