Sonowal warning on NRC

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged people to stand united and defeat the evil designs of some quarters trying to create problems in the updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The NRC of 1951 is now being updated to identify original residents of the state to check illegal migration. The draft NRC is scheduled to be published in December.

“The updating of NRC is moving in the right direction under the supervision of the Supreme Court and some sections are trying to foment trouble in society to stall the process for their vested interests,” Sonowal said.

All members of Assamese society have been extending their full cooperation in preparing an error-free NRC, he said.

“Those trying to create confusion about NRC cannot be well-wishers of Assamese society but are actually our enemies and we must all be united to defeat the evil designs of these elements to protect Assamese identity,” he said. PTI

News Source Telegraph India

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