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After Assam, Now Tripura and Meghalaya Urge for National Register of Citizen (NRC) in their Respective States

August 02: The massive turbulence on the release of Assam’s National Register of Citizen (NRC) final draft, which has excluded four million people from the list, now attracts the people of Tripura and Meghalaya. They have strongly demanded to start the NRC process in their respective states.

Report stated that the demand has been made by the Indigenous Nationalist party of Twipra (INPT) headed by Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhwal. He said that the spirit of the National Register of Citizen (NRC) is in line of what the constitution guarantees that is protection of citizens.

The demand is to identify and deport the Bangladeshi migrants from the states and introduce an Inner Line Permit (ILP) in order to restrict entry into tribal autonomous areas. Following this, Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhwal also added that an agitation will be launched at Tripura seeking an NRC for the well being of the natives.

On the contrary, the BJP-led government strictly restricted that no such agitation should be exercised in the state. In addition, Indigenous Nationalist party of Twipra (INPT) Vice President Ananta Debbarma on the other hand said that his party will hold a mega rally in Khumulwng are on August 23 urging for the same.

Glimpses of the same were also seen in Meghalaya, after Meghalaya Khasi Students’ Union called for the National Register of Citizen (NRC) demands in the hill state, before the Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tsnsong.

The Assam’s NRC left out 4 million people.  National Register of Citizen (NRC) is basically a process of detection of foreigners that have been living in Assam from the past several decades. The illegal Migrants (Detection by Tribunal) Act and Foreigner tribunals have been the instruments to identify and deport Foreigners.

On the night of 31st December, 2017, the first draft of NRC was released in Assam. This was a mini storm that has blown up in the political arena of Assam, Bengal and Bangladesh. The first agitation against infiltrators started during Assam movement on 1980. After prolong litigation in 2014, the apex body of the nation, the Supreme Court came up with the Judgement that the NRC should be updated.