Assam NRC Draft | ‘Op Clean Drive’ to be launched in Arunachal Pradesh; vigil up in Manipur

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Guwahati, August 3: Fearing possible influx following the publication of the complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) stated that it would launch ‘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 travelling “to avoid unnecessary harassments” during the drive.

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On the other hand, to avoid any untoward situation and prevent possible influx, the Manipur Government too has taken preventive measures. State level and district level committees have been constituted to initiate steps and counter the situation post-publication of the draft NRC in Assam.

The state level committee will be headed by the Special Secretary (Home) with the respective Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police as its members. The representatives of civil society organizations shall also be invited for participation in its proceedings.

Chief Minister, Biren N Singh has informed that a police check post has also been opened at the Imphal Airport to prevent a possible influx of illegal migrants into the State. He also mentioned that vigil has been intensified at the important entry points considering the situation.

The Assam government released the second and final draft of NRC on Monday. 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.