Mobile Internet services in Assam resumed on Friday morning after being banned for 10 long days amidst violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Assuring the people, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that no one could steal rights of the sons of the soil of Assam.
Further Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Assam will remain for everyone and that the new law does not pose any threat to “land or language”. “Assam will remain for Assamese. When entire list is established after the tenure of the application is over, you will know that only a minimum number of people will get Citizenship,” he said.
The state government had said that mobile internet services in the state would be restored from Friday though the Gauhati High Court had ordered restoration of the service by 5 pm on Thursday.
A senior official of private telecom operator Airtel said the ban was lifted from 9 am on Friday.
Broadband services have already resumed in Assam.
With already five persons losing their lives in the violence, Assam witnessed one of the worst violent protests in its history with three rail stations, post office, bank, bus terminus, shops, dozens of vehicles and many other public properties being set ablaze or totally damaged.