The Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on August 22nd, 2019, appealed the people of the state not to panic after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in case of missing their names. The final NRC will be published on August 31st, 2019.
Speaking to the media persons here in Guwahati, CM Sonowal said, “The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has already cleared its stand about the steps and procedures to be taken in case of excluded names from the final NRC which is to be published on August 31st, 2019.”
The CM further said that the state and the central government would render full efforts and cooperation in publication of an error-free NRC. “The central and the state government has been extending cooperation in the whole procedure with due respect to the Supreme Court,” Sonowal said.
He further expressed his hope that the people of the state will extend cooperation the whole procedure in publication of the NRC and also after publication of the list as they cooperated since its beginning. “People of the state had extended peaceful cooperation during the publication of the partial NRC draft and the final NRC draft,” Sonowal said.
On the midnight of December 31st, 2017, partial draft of the NRC was released and subsequently on July 30th, 2018, the complete draft NRC was released. A total of 28,983,677 persons were found eligible out of 32,991,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. The NRC authorities on June 26th, 2019 published an additional draft exclusion list consisting of 1,02,462 persons.
Guwahati | Edited by: Mukut Das