Segregating genuine citizens from illegal migrants, Assam has made a draft on National Register of Citizens. The updated NRC list has been published today morning at around 10am.
However, before the announcement, through an initiative around 52 Bangladeshis have been sent back from Assam. First of all they were marked as convicted foreigners after failing the citizenship test, and lodged in one of the six detention camps.
The clamping of prohibitory orders coincided with the deportation of 52 Bangladeshis through the Mankachar sector on the Assam-Meghalaya-Bangladesh tri-junction. Though before this step was taken, section 144 CRPC was imposed in the seven sensitive districts, restricting the movements of people in groups of more than four. This prohibitory order will stay on for the next 2-3 days, said a government official.
The official said, “They do not foresee violence owing to assurance by the Centre and the State government that those who are left out of the complete draft would get opportunities to establish their citizenship.”
According to reports, the complete draft has decided the fate of 3.29 crore applicants including the 1.9 crore listed in the first draft published on December 31 last year. Now the complete draft has been displayed with 2.9 crore citizens (28,983,677) all across 2,500 Nagarik Seva Kendras (NSK) for NRC simultaneously.
A Report also said that 40 lakh people have been left out of the list. It is mentioned that the citizens can check their names on NRC website and through SMSs.
The websites are nrcassam.nic.in; assam.mygov.in; assam.gov.in.
So if your name does not appear in the draft list, you can submit the details in the prescribed forms for rectification in coming month.
“The deported 52 Bangladeshis were handed over to Bangladesh government; they had entered India illegally and were arrested over a period of time from different parts of Assam,” informed Amrit Bhuyan, SP of South Salmara Manakchar district. Those intruders were pushed back after the Guwahati-based office of the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh issued travel permits for them, the officer said.
After publishing the final draft Chief Minister Sorbananda Sonwal met leaders of all political parties to seek their cooperation for ensuring peace in the coming days. He called this an amour of safety for the people of Assam. He also asserted that there is need to panic as it is not the final NRC.
Now let’s have a look at NRC:
- NRC is a record of all legal citizens of a state. The first list of NRC was created way back in 1951.
- During the anti-illegal foreigners’ movement in Assam in 1980, demands were raised to update the list.
- The All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) in 1980 submitted a memorandum to the Centre, seeking the update of the list.
- Applications were invited in 2015. Around 3.29 crore people of Assam had applied for inclusion of their names and around 6.6 crore documents were submitted by the applicants.