GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court of India has directed State NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela that since he has been fixed up with July 31 for the publication of the final NRC, he has to work keeping his eyes set on that target.
Prateek Hajela submitted his report to the apex court on the progress of NRC update on Wednesday. Receiving the report, the court issued him such a directive.
The apex court also told Hajela that since the Lok Sabha election and NRC update works are going in simultaneously in the State, he needs to see that both the processes go smoothly. The court has asked Hajela to make his strategy that way.
The court also told Prateek Hajela that the NRC officials now engaged in election duty should be sent back to NRC duty after the election is over.
Meanwhile, talking to The Sentinel, AASU (All Assam Students’ Union) adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said: “We’re satisfied with the directive issued by the Supreme Court. We’re sure that under the supervision of the apex court, we’re going to get a Bangladeshi-free NRC on July 31, 2019.”
The AASU is one of the petitioners in the NRC case in the apex court. The next date of hearing is on April 10 this year.
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