High level meeting at Rajnath Singh’s residence over tackling probable situation after NRC draft publication


The Union government has taken all possible measures to tackle any adverse situation that is likely to erupt after the publication of National Register of Citizen (NRC) draft in Assam. The final draft of the NRC in Assam would be published on July 30 next.

On Sunday, a high level meeting at Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s residence in New Delhi on Assam NRC draft publication and to meet any adverse situation that likely to erupt after July 30 in the state was discussed. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union minister of state for Home Kiren Rijiju, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma , DG of Assam police and state chief secretary was present in the meeting.

After the meeting, Rajnath Singh said that NRC update process in Assam has almost completed and the draft of it would be ready for publication on July 30 next.

“I will like to assure everyone that the NRC exercise is being carried out in a totally impartial, transparent and meticulous manner and will continue to be so. At every stage of the process, adequate opportunity of being heard is given to all persons. The entire process is being conducted according to law and due procedure is being followed. “, said Union Home minister.

Singh said that Govt. will ensure that every individual gets justice and is treated in a humane manner and all individuals will have sufficient opportunity for all remedies available under the law.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that there is nothing to worry about if someone’s name is not included in the NRC draft.

“We would to make it clear that the NRC to be published on 30th July is only a draft.  After draft publication, adequate opportunity for claims and objections will be available. All claims and objections will be duly examined.  Adequate opportunity of being heard will be given before disposal of claims and objections. Only thereafter, final NRC will be published”, said Sonowal.

Earlier NRC update draft’s publication was fixed on June 30 of current year but in view of flood situation in Assam the Supreme Court had extended its June 30 deadline for publication of the final draft of NRC for Assam by a month.

NRC is being updated in Assam in accordance with the Assam Accord signed on 15 August, 1985. The entire process is being carried out as per directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court which is constantly monitoring the process.

The Citizenship Rules provide that any person who is not satisfied with the outcome of claims and objections can appeal in the Foreigner’s Tribunal.  Thus, there is no question of anyone being put in a detention centre after the publication of NRC.

Supreme Court had ordered the state government to ensure that law & order is maintained and no one is allowed to take law into their hands and all possible arrangements are made to ensure safety and security for all.


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