This section granted rights and obligations of Indian citizens to foreigners who entered Assam before January 1, 1966, and were “ordinarily resident” in the State.
The Assam CM further said the delimitation process will be a "data-based" and "non-political" exercise.
The Opposition protested the Act as being based on religious criteria, while the RSS and BJP claim communal narrative has been created "by some" for political mileage.
Ahead of Shah’s two-day visit to Assam beginning on Monday, these organisations have threatened to re-launch the anti-CAA agitations in the diverse region.
Sarma said that the bone of contention had been Clause-6 of the historic pact as it spoke about protection of Assamese people, but never defined legally who they were.
In a clear shift of stand over the National Register of Citizenship issue, the Congress on Saturday said it “supports the NRC process” as it flowed from the 1985 Assam accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi.
Rajnath Singh said that the draft NRC has been prepared in accordance with the law and under the supervision of the Supreme Court.