Long queues were seen outside shops at several places, including Dispur, Uzan Bazar, Chandmari, Silpukhuri and Zoo Road in Guwahati town.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal said strong action will be taken against people involved in vandalism.
All trains to Assam and Tripura have been cancelled along with most flights in the region amid intensifying protests.
Guwahati was placed under indefinite curfew last night while the Army was called in at four places.
Police resorted to aerial firing at several places to disperse people protesting against the Citizenship Bill.
Assam witnessed violent protests on Wednesday against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Security forces fired teargas shells and rubber bullets at protesters at several places in Assam.
Sonowal, who was travelling from Guwahati to Lakhimpur, had a narrow escape when the pilot of the chopper found it difficult to cross some hills at Banderdewa near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border due to thick clouds.
Realising that the outcome of the final list might be counter-productive for them, the BJP in Assam is now changing tracks. Yet, in Bengal, the same party is clamouring for NRC.
The NRC is being updated for the first time after 1951 in the state under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and it has left out more than 41 lakh people of the 3.29 crore applicants so far.
Final government's National Register of Citizens (NRC) list is all set to be published on the stipulated date of August 31. Catch all the latest updates here.
When the draft NRC was published on July 30 last year, there was a huge controversy over the exclusion of 40.7 lakh people from it.
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.
While Nitumoni Bora and Nani Gopal Dutta were arrested in the last 24 hours, the house of another member, Hemanta Baruah, was also raided by the police on Wednesday night.
BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the Congress and said the former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has reached an understanding with AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal to ensure his son Gaurav Gogoi's victory in the coming Lok Sabha elections in the state.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal has assured the people that the land, culture, language of the indigenous people are fully safe in the hands of the present government.
'This is a lie. We are not going to betray the people of Assam. The truth is that the bill is not enabling any foreigner to come in Assam', said Sonowal.
Expressing his discontent over the killing of innocent people, Sonowal termed it as an act of cowardice.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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