Apart from legacy data, 12 alterte documents sufficient for inclusion in NRC, assures CM
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 23: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday assured that mes of no origil Indian citizens would be dropped while updating the tiol Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State.
Talking to reporters here, Gogoi said, “Although some goof-ups have occurred in the ongoing NRC update, there are no reasons for origil Indian citizens to worry. Their mes will be included in the NRC without fail. To sort out some existing problems in the update process, we will again take up the issue with the Central government, if necessary.” “There are possibilities that mes of some persons may not be there in the 1951 NRC. Their mes may be available in other important documents. It will be sufficient to prove themselves as Indian citizens,” Gogoi said, adding, “Some forces are against the NRC update for the State and they are trying to create misconception and panic amongst the public on the issue.” The Chief Minister pointed out that he has strictly instructed DCs and SPs to give the NRC update issue top priority, so that the process is completed in an error-free manner.
He stated that possession of any one of 12 alterte documents would ensure that a person can get his me enrolled in the NRC if his/her parents’ or forefathers’ mes are not present in the set of legacy data documents. “If genuine citizens still face any problem in establishing their legitimacy, the government will evolve means to ensure that they are not deprived,” he added. The fil updated NRC will be published in January 2016, for which the prelimiry work for enlisting mes has already begun.
Gogoi claimed that the NRC is being updated on the initiative of the Congress and the All Assam Students Union (AASU), while the BJP or the Asom Ga Parishad (AGP) had never sought to do it.
The Chief Minister also urged politicians and others to refrain from spreading doubts in the minds of the people over getting their mes enrolled in the NRC, if they are genuine citizens.