Amnesty International voices concern over NRC final list
Amnesty International India has appealed to the Assam government to ensure that the Foreigners Tribunals function with utmost transparency. It should function in line with the fair trial standards guaranteed under national and international laws, Akar Patel, Head of Amnesty International India, said in a statement. "Several reports have demonstrated how the proceedings before Foreigners Tribunals are arbitrary, while their orders are biased and discriminatory," he said. (PTI)
Assam NRC final list 2019 highlights: BJP state president Dass demands NRC at national level
The much-awaited updated Final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has been released today. Stay tuned for live updates.
The final list of the NRC (National Register of Citizens), a document touted to be a proof of the Assamese identity, was published on August 31.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked people not to panic.
On August 30, in an interview to news agency PTI, CM Sonowal assured the people that the state government will take all possible steps to help genuine Indians prove their citizenship and provide legal assistance to the poor.
Security measures have been tightened across Assam and prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been enforced in vulnerable areas of the state, including Guwahati, ahead of the publication of the final NRC.
The Assam police has appealed to people not to believe in rumours, as some elements are trying to create confusion.
On the eve of the publication of final NRC, several families across the state were making rounds of government offices to claim inclusion in the list, The Times of India has reported.The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has attacked NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela apprehending that foreigners might make it to the final version of the register, as he was allegedly undertaking the revision process in consultation with just two to three organizations.