Centre yet to decide on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, NRC

Guwahati, November 9: The Central government is yet take a final decision on the  Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and on the fate of the people whose names will be left out from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The Centre is closely monitoring the situation after large scale agitations were launched across Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Dhola firing incident has become a matter of serious concern for the government, as stated in a report filed by The Assam Tribune. The Centre may ask the National Investigation Agency to probe into the recent gunning down of five persons at Dhola in Tinsukia on November 1.

The government is waiting for the report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Bill. If the JPC submits its report in the Winter Session of the Parliament, the Government is likely to take a “political decision” on the basis of the report, as stated in a report filed by The Assam Tribune.

It may be mentioned that the updation exercise of the NRC  is in its final stage. However, the government is yet to take a final decision on the fate of the people whose names would be excluded from the NRC.