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4,250 foreigners tried NRC inclusion!

4,250 foreigners tried NRC inclusion!

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

The Office of the State NRC Coorditor has already detected 4,250 people who were declared as foreigners by FTs but who had applied for the inclusion of their mes in the updated NRC. This came to light during monitoring. The office has rejected their applications because they have been declared as foreigners by FTs.

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Feb 27: It is commonplace in Assam to witness illegal immigrants, chiefly from Bangladesh, do the notorious vanishing act after they are declared foreigners by Foreigners Tribuls (FTs). Now, apart from the vanishing act, they are also trying to get their mes listed through the backdoor in the tiol Register of Citizens (NRC), now being updated in the State under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

This has come to the notice of State NRC Coorditor Prateek Hajela. He and his team are closely monitoring such illegality so that no illegal immigrant finds entry in the updated NRC.

The Office of the State NRC Coorditor has already detected 4,250 people who were declared as foreigners by FTs but who had applied for the inclusion of their mes in the updated NRC. This came to light during monitoring. The office has rejected their applications because they have been declared as foreigners by FTs.

In order to ensure that declared foreigners do not find entry into the updated NRC, the Office of the State NRC Coorditor has entered their mes, which have been collected from the FTs concerned, in its database for tallying with the facts and figures available with the FTs.

Talking to The Sentinel on Tuesday, Hajela said, “Our primary objective is that not a single foreigner enters the NRC and no genuine Indian citizen is left out. We found out that 4,250 people, who were declared as foreigners by FTs, had applied for enrolment in the NRC. We have detected them and rejected their applications. If now too some are declared as foreigners either by FTs or by any other court, their applications will be rejected. This is a continuous process. We are trying our best to bring out an error-free NRC in Assam.”

Sources told this reporter that not only FTs but the Gauhati High Court too had declared some people as foreigners. Their mes have also been collected by the State NRC Coorditor’s office and entered in its data base for cross-checking. This apart, even those people will be out of the updated NRC whose mes have found mention in the first-part draft NRC (containing 1.90 crore mes) but who are later on declared as foreigners.

The fil draft NRC will be published on June 30 this year as per the directive of the Supreme Court.

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