GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today urged the State Government to accord top priority to the NRC updating process.
In a statement, the AASU also welcomed the Supreme Court�s monitoring of the updating process, saying that the apex court�s overseeing of the process was necessary till the preparation of an authentic NRC bereft of the names of illegal migrants.
�The apex court has set December 31 for the publication of the draft NRC. There have been attempts by illegal Bangladeshi migrants to get themselves registered in the NRC as Indian citizens. The authorities concerned must be extremely vigilant to ensure that no foreigner gets to enroll his or her name in the NRC. The future of the State�s indigenous populace rests on the authenticity of the NRC,� the AASU said.
The AASU demanded that the Government formed a group of responsible officers headed by the Deputy Commissioner in every district for the sole purpose of engagement with the NRC updating process.