Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi today said that every state must have a National Register of Citizens (NRC) which should be updated regularly as it would be effective in dealing with issues related to the country’s internal security.
The NRC should not be just for Assam as it is now, but for every state in the country, according to Jagdish Mukhi’s interview to PTI.
His remarks come amid a raging debate on Assam’s National Register of Citizens after the final draft list of the exercise left out over 40 lakh people.
The publication of the final draft of the NRC on July 30 was an “historic event”, he said and assured all Assamese people that not a single Indian’s name would be excluded in the final register.
“I feel that every state in the country must have an NRC of its own. Once it is prepared by all the states, it should be updated every ten years after the census report is published.
“If this can be done, then the internal security of the country will be perfect. The central government and all the state governments have the right to know who are the foreigners living illegally in their area”, He added.
(With inputs from PTI)