GUWAHATI, July 28 - The Assam State Jamiat Ulama has called upon the people of the State to maintain peace and amity and not to panic or get swayed by rumours after the final draft of the NRC is published on July 30.
�There should be no action or reaction. It is only the draft NRC. There is no reason for panic. In case anybody�s name is missing from the draft NRC, there is ample scope for claims and objections and other legal processes. We call upon the people of Assam not to get swayed by rumours. We call upon everybody to maintain peace, amity and unity,� president of the State Jamiat Badruddin Ajmal told reporters here today.
He said that some elements are trying to spread rumours about the NRC process and called upon the government to deal sternly with such forces.
He said that the Jamiat Ulama has been demanding update of the NRC since the 1960s.
�The NRC is important. Names of all Indian citizens should figure in the document and all foreigners should be excluded. All people of Assam must rise unitedly to the occasion. We are all Indians. We are all Assamese. So there should be no attempt to flare up the situation,� Ajmal, who is also president of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), said.
Asked if the Jamiat expects the NRC update process to be error-free, he said, �We certainly hope so because the entire process has been carried out under supervision of the Supreme Court.�
He said a Jamiat delegation would visit various parts of the State from August 3 to 7 and form local committees to help people whose names may not figure in the final draft.