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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.
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  • August 31, 2019 09:01 PM IST

    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)

  • August 31, 2019 08:45 PM IST

    AIDUF thanks SC for NRC initiative
    Following the release of the final NRC list in Assam, the AIUDF thanked Supreme Court for taking the initiative to ascertain genuine citizens. The foreigners issue in the state has been festering for the last 40 years but no government was willing to resolve it. It was the Supreme Court which took the initiative of NRC updation to ascertain the genuine citizens, said AIUDF spokesman and MLA Aminul Islam. Till now all Muslims in Assam were wrongly referred to as Bangladeshis. "But at least the NRC has helped to establish who is an Indian or a foreigner," the AIDUF spokesman said. (PTI)

  • August 31, 2019 08:31 PM IST

    Khasi students reiterate their demand for NRC-like exercise in Meghalaya
    The Khasi Students' Union (KSU) reiterated its demand of carrying out an NRC-like exercise in Meghalaya for segregating the genuine tribal indigenous communities of the state in order to ensure their survival. The demand came following the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The students' body has also deployed volunteers along the Assam-Meghalaya border even as the anti-infiltration police is conducting random checks of all vehicles entering the state. (PTI)

  • August 31, 2019 08:08 PM IST

    NRC exercise raises fear of genuine citizens being left out: CPI(M)
    The CPI(M) said the exclusion of over 19 lakh people from the NRC in Assam had raised fears of legitimate citizens being left out of the document.
     In a statement, the Politburo of the Left party said it was important now to ensure that all genuine citizens of the country, who had failed to make it to the list, were included. "The publication of the final list of the National Register of Citizens in Assam has resulted in 19.06 lakh (over 1.9 million) persons to be excluded from the list. This huge number has roused legitimate fears that a large number of Indian citizens have been excluded," the statement read. It also listed the steps that should be taken to ensure that no legitimate citizens were left out.

  • August 31, 2019 07:29 PM IST

    No trust in the updated NRC: Assam BJP
    The ruling BJP said they do not trust the updated National Register of Citizens, specifically prepared for Assam, and appealed to the central and the state governments to prepare a nationwide NRC. Addressing a press conference, BJP Assam President Ranjeet Kumar Dass said the final NRC contains very small figure of exclusions compared to officially stated figures earlier. "We do not trust this NRC... We are very unhappy...We appeal to the central and the state governments to prepare a national level NRC," he added.

  • August 31, 2019 07:05 PM IST
  • August 31, 2019 06:59 PM IST

    NRC should be implemented in Bengal too : Dilip Ghosh
    West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh demanded implementation of NRC in the state to drive out Bangladeshi Muslims for the sake of internal security of the country. BJP, he said, is committed to protecting the interest of Hindu refugees through the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Ghosh accused the TMC government of aiding Bangladeshi infiltration in the border areas of Bengal to secure its minority vote bank. (PTI)

  • August 31, 2019 05:55 PM IST

    Many genuine Indian citizens left out but no need to panic, says Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister
    Many genuine Indian citizens have been left out of the final NRC but they need not panic as they can appeal to the Foreigners Tribunal. "One thing is sure that many genuine Indians were left out of the NRC. However, they don't need to panic or worry. They can appeal in the Foreigners Tribunals," said Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary. (PTI)

  • August 31, 2019 05:31 PM IST

    NRC final list : TMC opposes, says Centre will have to take responsibility of those excluded
    The Trinamool Congress  hit out at BJP government at the Centre for allegedly trying to drive out Bengalis from Assam in the name of NRC and said it will have to take the responsibility of the 19 lakh applicants who failed to make it to the final list. "Our party (TMC) supremo (Banerjee) is very concerned about the future of the 19 lakh people who have been left out of the NRC list. What will happen to them? What is their future? The central government has to take their responsibility," said senior TMC leader Firhad Hakim. (PTI)

  • August 31, 2019 04:48 PM IST

    Security beefed up in Mizoram after NRC publication
    Security was beefed up in Mizoram and police stations and border outposts along the 123 km Mizoram-Assam border were alerted on Saturday in view of the
    publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in neighbouring Assam, Mizoram Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) John Neihlaia said. (PTI)

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