Uncertainty looms over the India-Japan Summit in Guwahati, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe were supposed to meet in Guwahati and were supposed to cruise on the Brahmaputra.
Even though the Assam government is yet to make an official statement, however, in the wake of massive protests in the state- especially in Guwahati- it is unlikely that the summit will take place as planned.
The two-day Indo-Japan summit is likely to be cancelled and as per sources, it will now take place in Bhubaneswar.
This is for the first time that Assam was having a trade summit with Japan.
Assam was expecting huge investment from Japan after the summit.
Massive protests erupted in the state with Guwahati being the epicentre after the Lok Sabha passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB on Monday.
It was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and after that, the anti-CAB protests turned violent in Assam and several vehicles were torched by the angry protesters.
Three persons were reportedly killed in Guwahati on Thursday when clashes broke out between security personnel and protesters.
On Thursday midnight, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning into an Act.