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Hailakandi gears up for National Register of Citizens (NRC) update

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Hailakandi, July 25: With the date for publication of second final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) is around the corner, Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi, Adil Khan has appealed to the people of Hailakandi district to extend support and cooperation to the administration for maintenance of peace and tranquility at the time of final draft publication of NRC.

In a statement here on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Khan appealed to the people of the district not to be swayed by misinformation canards spread by some anti-national elements and to cooperate fully with the administration to ensure a correct and flawless NRC free from the names of foreigners.

Superintendent of Police Mohneesh Mishra said, “Adequate security forces have been deployed in the district to ensure safety and security. Police is also keeping a close tab on the social media.” The district administration has completed all the NRC updation exercise a couple of days ago.

The exercise to update the NRC is being carried out in Assam under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court. It is an outcome of a decision in 2005 after a series of meetings between the central and state governments and the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in an attempt to document the bona fide Indian citizens living in the state. A six-year agitation demanding identification and deportation of illegal immigrants was launched by the AASU in 1979. It culminated with the signing of the Assam Accord on August 15, 1985 in the presence of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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