Assam NRC Draft | Arunachal student body claims to push back 1,400 ‘illegal migrants’

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Guwahati, August 7: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), which have set up checkposts at entry and exit points of the state, claimed that it has “pushed back” as many as 1,400 “illegal migrants”, post the publication of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, as per media reports.

Fearing possible influx following the publication of the complete draft of the NRC, the AAPSU had launched ‘Operation Clean Drive’ to evict the “illegal migrants”.

The AAPSU also asked the district administrations’ intervention to maintain vigil at all the entry points of Arunachal Pradesh. The students’ body has further issued a “15-day ultimatum” to the “undocumented migrants” to leave the state.

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The AAPSU informed that a committee has been constituted with one of AAPSU’s member as its chairman to spearhead their ‘Operation Clean Drive’ across the state. The committee will also assist the district authorities to conduct “spot verification of people at all entry points along the inter-State boundary”.

The students’ body further urged people to carry their Inner Line Permit (ILP) and other documents while traveling “to avoid unnecessary harassments” during the drive.

The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on July 30. 2,89, 83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. Names of 4,007,707 people were not included in the final Draft NRC.