GUWAHATI, May 12 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today urged the NRC authorities to put to strict scrutiny each and every document concerning citizenship of the applicants during the ongoing verification process.
In a statement, the AASU said that it was clear at this stage of the NRC updating exercise that of the many whose names had been left out of the draft NRC, there were people who had entered the State after the cut-off date of March 24, 1971.
�Under the circumstances, the authorities need to go the extra mile to ensure that no names of illegal citizens are enrolled in the final NRC. All illegal residents irrespective of their religion must have their names deleted from the NRC,� it added.
The AASU, in a letter to the Chief Minister, also alleged that some families of persons who had filed objections against the citizenship claims of certain individuals were being subjected to severe intimidation. �This is very disturbing and we urge the Chief Minister to initiate immediate and effective measures,� it said.