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Assam Chief Minister Lauds Media, People for Maintaining Peace after NRC Final Draft Publication

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal addressing the press after the publication of the Complete Draft NRC

Guwahati, July 30: Amid tight security, the breathtaking verdict of the most-debated National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft has been released today. Following this, State Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal showed his gratitude to its citizen and media for maintaining peace and harmony in the state.

CM Sarbananda Sonowal said,  “People and Media have given huge support to the #NRC process that’s going on in the State under the supervision of the Supreme Court. I thank them for their role in maintaining peace and tranquillity.”

It may be reiterated that the exercise of NRC had begun in 2015 and a partial draft had been published on December 31, 2017. The final draft of the NRC has been published today amidst widespread anxiety and tight security arrangements across the state and the capital city Guwahati.

The final draft of the NRC has left over 40 lakh people in Assam in a state of shock and disbelief as their names were left out of the final draft.

It may be mentioned that out of the 3.29 Crore people, over 40 lakh people have been left out even though the NRC officials have clarified that those whose names have not been included will not be declared as foreigners.

On the contrary, briefing over the security situation after the announcement of the final draft NRC, Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Nath said that the department has sufficient back-up force to thwart any unwanted situations. Some  220 companies of armed police has been deployed to check the security and maintain law and order in several parts of the state.

“While people have welcomed the draft #NRC, certain sections are trying to destabilize and spread lies. People of Assam have always lived with peace and harmony. We will not allow anyone to disturb the peace and law & order,” tweeted Sonowal.

He also told that this has been imprinted in the History of Assam and will be remembered for ages.