Assam on High Alert Ahead of Final NRC

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With only 24 hours to go for the final NRC to be published, Assam is on high alert as security measures have been tightened so that no untoward incident could take place in the state.

Security has been beefed up across the state and prohibitory orders under 144 CrPC have been clamped in vulnerable areas of the state, including the capital city.

The fate of indigenous people of Assam will be decided on August 31 after the final NRC will be published.

District administration has taken steps to maintain peace and public order ahead of after the publication of the contentious list and will remain in force till further notice.

The Assam police appealed to the people not to believe in rumours by some elements trying to create confusion in the society. Police said that the government has ensured adequate safeguards for people, whose names may not appear in the final NRC.

Ahead of the final NRC, many organizations including BJP, Congress have expressed fear that many genuine Indian citizens might be left out of the NRC while those of the illegal foreigners’ will be included in the same.

Meanwhile, the government themselves have lose faith in Prateek Hajela, Coordinator of NRC saying that he worked for NRC according to his wish.

According to a press release issued by the Home Ministry, Assam government will provide full opportunity to people whose names have been excluded from the final NRC to appeal against their non-inclusion and they can move Foreigner Tribunals.

The home ministry also amends rules to increase the time period of filing appeals from 60 days to 120 days.

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