NEW DELHI, April 9 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has hailed the Ministry of Home Affair (MHA) decision to probe the allegation of tampering of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951.
AASU�s outgoing adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that he, on behalf of AASU and 27 organisations, has welcomed the Home Ministry investigation in the case of tampering of the original NRC.
Demanding exemplary punishment to those involved in the tampering of the NRC, he sought appointment of a Central observer in each and every district to monitor the NRC update work. The State government should also hold frequent meets to monitor the update, he demanded.
The Supreme Court is also monitoring the progress of the update work and has recently directed both the MHA and Assam government to furnish a progress report of the work undertaken during the past three months, besides asking Nodal Officer Prateek Hajela to separately submit a status report.
This newspaper had reported that based on a specific complaint filed by an NGO, the MHA has ordered a probe into the allegation of manipulating the 1951 NRC by including some fresh names by officials of the State government.