GUWAHATI, Nov 19 - Alleging that both the Union and the State governments lack political will to update the NRC in error-free manner, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today said that the people of Assam would never tolerate any lacunae when the entire process has reached a crucial stage of verification.
Lambasting the Tarun Gogoi-led State government for not giving due importance to the issue, AASU leadership here said that the government was trying to obstruct the process.
Around six crore documents received from approximately 68 lakh households have to be verified within this year.
�Even the Registrar General of India had asked the State government to issue instructions to all the officials concerned associated with the process in the State to give this activity the utmost priority,� said AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi addressing the media here.
The student body alleged that the State government, through its four different notifications, is diverting its manpower towards some other works.
�Government officers and employees associated with the NRC update and verification are being forced to take up other assignments, thereby obstructing the process,� said AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya.
Further attacking the Union government for trying to �polarise� the people of Assam for its narrow political gains, AASU leaders said that the State has already taken the burden to migrants from Bangladesh and no more Bangladeshi migrants, be it Hindu or Muslim, would be accepted here.
�No one entering the State after March 25, 1971 would be accepted here on religious or any other ground,� the student body�s president Dipanka Kumar Nath said.
The AASU leaders further asked the Union government to fix the date for tripartite talks between both the governments and the AASU without further delay.
�The Union government has promised us to conduct a joint border visit and holding tripartite talks to further the cause of protection of indigenous people and sealing the border. We want the government to announce the date without delay,� said Bhattacharyya.
�The Supreme Court had asked the Union government to chalk out a mechanism for effective deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants. It has asked the government to take up the matter with their Bangladeshi counterparts, to which the Centre has replied to the court. We want the government to make public what stand it has taken on the issue,� he added.