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Assam: More than 40 lakh people left out of final draft of the National Register of Citizens

 Agencies |  2018-07-30 06:12:05.0  0  Comments

Assam: More than 40 lakh people left out of final draft of the National Register of Citizens

Guwahati: Joint Secretary (North East) of the Ministry of Home Affairs said no deportation will be carried out based on the final draft. "Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said based on this draft, no reference to foreigners tribunal will happen and people won't be sent to detention centres," Garg said. "We are committed to maintaining law and order. If anyone creates mischief, they will be strictly dealt with."

Rajnath Singh said some people were trying to create an atmosphere of fear unnecessarily. "This is a completely impartial report," Singh told ANI. "No misinformation should be spread. This is a draft and not the final list. No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic."
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also assured people that no one would be sent to detention camps or treated as a foreigner if they are excluded from the draft. "There is a process of Claims and Objection where one can apply for their name to be included if their names don't figure in NRC," he told The Hindu on Saturday. "Even those people who are illiterate, our government will help provide assistance to them."
Sonowal on Sunday urged people not to make inflammatory remarks after the publication of the final NRC draft. The government would not tolerate any "communal remarks" on the NRC and people must work jointly to thwart "all evil designs of divisive forces", he said, according to PTI.

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