NEW DELHI, March 15 � Alleging issuing of photo-identity cards to illegal migrants, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has opposed the issue of cards, urging the Centre to expedite the process of detection, deletion and deportation of illegal migrants.
The Government of India has decided to issue photo-identity Cards to illegal foreigners and started a pilot project in the district of Kamrup. Now people are forced to participate in the process against their will and against the greater interest of the country, he said, calling for immediate steps to stop the project work.
On the other hand, the Government of India has stopped work of the pilot project for updating of the NRC, which was the outcome of the tripartite talks between the AASU, the Government of Assam, and the Government of India, Kumar Deepak Das (AGP) said, making a Special Mention in the Rajya Sabha.
Update of NRC should be the first priority instead of issue of photo-identity card to voters, he said.
Das said in April 1979, the work of updating electoral rolls began and the Election Commission of India had come to the conclusion that electoral rolls of Assam included plenty of illegal foreign nationals. The constitutional responsibility of preparing an authentic voters� list is that of the Government of India., he added.