With the final publication day of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) inching closer, security has been upped across the state including the Barpeta district of Assam.
While the leaders of various political parties, groups and organizations have expressed their concern on the security aspect hovering around the final version of NRC, the Assam government is making all possible efforts to strengthen the security apparatus in the run-up to the publication of NRC and post the publication.
The sensitive zones in the district have been identified and additional security forces have been deployed in place. The police have also been monitoring social media platforms to keep a check on rumours and inciting statements.
Different awareness camps have been organized and a public awareness rally from Rowly to Saulkhuwa under the Sarthebari Police Station was also taken out under the leadership of Samiran Baishya, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Barpeta district on August 28th, 2019. The ITBP and CRPF jawans along with Sarthebari Police also joined the rally. in
“No one needs to worry about NRC. We are strictly monitoring social media to counter rumours and fake news. We urge the people of Assam to maintain peace and harmony,” said Baishya while talking to Time8.
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