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CM cannot override Supreme Court, warns AASU

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, June 25: Mounting its attack on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) today said the NRC update process is being supervised by the Supreme Court and no politician or political party can override it. AASU president Dipanka Kumar th said the Chief Minister's proposal to include all persons whose mes appeared on the electoral rolls in the tiol Register of Citizens (NRC) stems from the Congress’ legacy of votebank politics. “It aims at consolidating the Bangladeshi vote bank,” he said. The AASU leadership cited the amended Citizenship Act, 1955 which clearly states that only “those persons whose mes appear in any of the electoral rolls up to the midnight of March 24, 1971, or in the NRC, 1951 and their descendents” should be included in the new NRC.

The AASU will apprise the Supreme Court about the Chief Minister’s proposal during the next hearing of the case on July 14.

The student body also accused the State government of trying to spread a notion that it is supervising the NRC update process.

“The State government has nothing to do with the exercise. Following years of struggle by the AASU and the people of Assam, the Supreme Court has stepped in to oversee the process,” AASU’s chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharjee said.

He warned of an intense agitation if the Chief Minister continues to act against the interests of the people of Assam.

The AASU has also formed block-level cells across the State to assist the people in filling-up NRC forms and to ensure that no illegal migrant is included in the NRC.

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