Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday distributed Rs 2 lakh each to 268 people who suffered bullet injuries during the historic Assam Agitation.
During the event, the Chief Minister said that the main objective of Assam Agitation was to make the state free from illegal immigrants.
He also said that the present Central government took the help of technology to seal the 61 km riverine border in Dhubri sector.
Sonowal said that the present government is taking all steps for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) which is being carried out under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India.
He added that the Congress did not take any follow up step after there were disturbances in Barpeta and Chaygaon during the pilot project of NRC update in 2010.
He also added that a high powered committee has been constituted for the implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord.
The Assam government will construct a Swahid Uddyan on a 100 bigha plot of land in memory of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during Assam Agitation.
The BJP government had provided Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the 860 martyrs of the Assam Agitation in 2016.
However, most of the families returned the award to the state government in protest against the Citizenship Bill.
The Assam Agitation is a six-year long movement that was carried out from 1979 to 1985 in order to free the state from illegal immigrants and protect and provide constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to the indigenous Assamese people.