VHP (northeast) spokesperson Nayan Ranjan Baruah said Shinde's letter had a communal angle and could prove dangerous in a state like Assam more than anywhere else in the country. He accused the Congress as communal even if it preaches secularism. Baruah said all are equal in the eyes of the law, irrespective of the religion, adding that the letter will completely demoralise the police.
The VHP leader said that criminal activities are on the rise in Assam and most of them involved "Bangladeshi Muslims". He said if the state administration followed Shinde's instructions, then those illegal immigrants will escape the law, resulting in dangerous consequences.