GUWAHATI, July 9 - The Assam Retired College Teachers� Association (ARCTA) has expressed concern at the conspiracy still being hatched by some quarters in and outside the State to thwart preparation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State.
In a press release, ARCTA president Prof Pramode Ch Chakravarty and general secretary Dr Jagannath Patgiri said that the objective of the NRC is crystal clear � to identify infiltrators irrespective of caste, creed and religion living in the State illegally and thus, no genuine citizens of the country would be affected by this exercise. The NRC authority and the State government have repeatedly assured that no Indian citizens have reasons to worry and names of all would be included in the NRC after necessary formalities.
The ARCTA urged all Indian citizens living in Assam not to be swayed by the propaganda launched by vested interests in and outside the State and lend constructive cooperation for publication of the NRC to save the State from demographic invasion by infiltrators, adding that the situation is already alarming in several districts. It pointed out that after publication of a part draft of the NRC at the direction of the Supreme Court, vested interests in and outside Assam are making a hue and cry unnecessarily for reasons best known to them.
Expressing solidarity with the NRC authority, the ARCTA said that the NRC is indispensable to save Assam from infiltrators.
It urged the retired college teachers of the State to help project actual implication of the NRC to frustrate the evil designs of vested interests.