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AASU, APW gun for declared migrants who applied for NRC

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, June 24: The All Assam Students Union and Assam Public Works today demanded arrest of some 1,000 Bangladeshi tiols, who despite being proclaimed as illegal migrants by courts, have made attempts to register themselves in the tiol Register of Citizens which is currently being updated.

Sources in the NRC directorate confirmed that they have detected applications of around 1,000 Bangladeshi tiols who have been earlier proclaimed as illegal migrants by various courts and FTs. In fact, it is learnt that these suspected foreigners had their mes enrolled in the voter lists.

“It is shocking as to how the illegal migrants were moving about freely in the State even after being declared as foreigners. Why no steps were taken to delete their mes from the electoral rolls?” the AASU questioned.

Reiterating that Assam will not take the burden of even a single post-1971 migrant, whether he is Hindu or a Muslim, the AASU urged Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to take a stern view of the issue and ensure that Assam’s interest is not undermined.

The AASU also demanded setting up of more detention camps for illegal migrants in the State.

The APW said that the suspected tiols have applied with complete addresses and as such it is incumbent upon the police to locate and arrest them immediately.

Over 80 FIRs have been filed at different police stations in the State against those who submitted fake documents to get their mes enrolled in the updated tiol Register of Citizens (NRC).

The NRC authority had recently asked DCs to file cases against those who submitted fake documents in the NRC exercise.

Sources said that complaints have been filed against 200 persons for submitting fake documents. Some of them have already been booked. During the recent official verification process of NRC documents, a large number of fake or forged documents have already been detected.

A good chunk of forged documents like birth certificates, HSLC admit cards and marksheets of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) have been detected, sources added.

Around 60 per cent works of the verification process have already completed.

The draft NRC is expected to be published in October this year, after which the next phase of hearing is slated to begin and will continue for two months.

It is expected that the fil NRC would be published in early 2017.