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Only objections can detect foreigners in draft NRC: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Only objections can detect  foreigners in draft NRC: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Nov 2018 1:30 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday informed the Centre that the State Government has appealed to various socio-political organizations to file objections against suspected illegal foreigners whose names were enrolled in the complete draft NRC.

“We’ve appealed to various socio-political organizations to take proactive steps to file objections. If objections are not filed, re-verification into the inclusion of doubtful names cannot be taken forward. The people belonging to Barak, Brahmaputra, Hills and plains have rendered all cooperation during the entire NRC exercise so far and same needs to be replicated during the period of claims and objections. We have urged all sections of the society irrespective of all affiliations to extend their cooperation for a correct NRC devoid of the names of foreigners,” Sonowal informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a high-level in New Delhi on Saturday in the presence of top Home Ministry officials, BJP president Amit Shah and State Cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

As a part of sequel of steps that the State government has been taking in the run-up to the final publications of the NRC, Sonowal informed the Home Minister that in the post draft publication, the Supreme Court has issued an SOP for guiding the process related to claims and objections and a flurry of activities have been initiated to generate awareness.

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