Hailakandi: The final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Hailakandi district passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any part of the district on Saturday.
Exactly at 10 am, the final NRC was available in the Deputy Commissioner’s office, in the Circle Offices and NRC Seva Kendras across the district. There were less people seen around as most preferred to log onto the NRC website to find out if his or her name was included in the final list or not. Taking no chances, the administration beefed up security in the vulnerable places and in all the 57 NRC Seva Kendras. Close watch was kept on social media with the administration issuing stern warning against those spreading misinformation and objectionable posts.
All day long Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli and Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath closely monitored the law-and-order situation and ensured that no untoward incident took place.
Deputy Commissioner Jalli visited remote NSKs at Dholai Molai, Monipur, Sultanicherra and Rupacherra. “Situation is peaceful and under close watch,” she said.
Adequate security was deployed, including sensitive areas, with patrolling round-the-clock to keep the trouble mongers at bay. The whole district was divided into three zones with a DSP in charge for effective security coordination and management. Section 144 CrPC is in force throughout the district.
Thana level and awareness meetings were held to sensitize the people on the final NRC list and not to panic in case their names did not figure in the final list as other legal options were available, including filing of petition before Foreigners Tribunals, the time limit of which has been extended from 60 to 120 days.
Both the heads of civil and police administrations appealed to the people not to be swayed by rumours and to get in touch with them in case of any doubts through the toll free and landline numbers. The administration held a meeting with the political leaders, senior citizens and other stakeholders prior to the publication of final NRC and sought their support and cooperation for smooth and hassle-free publication of the final NRC in a peaceful manner.