GUWAHATI, Oct 8 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today appealed to the people of the State to lodge complaint whenever they suspect inclusion of name of any foreigner in the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC).
In a statement here, Gogoi welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court to extend the time for completion of the process of updating the NRC and asserted that all efforts would be made to ensure that no foreigner can get his or her name included in it.
Gogoi said that the State Government has decided to update the NRC to protect the interests of Assam. He thanked the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) for its role in the NRC updating process and said that former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh also played a key role in this regard.
The Chief Minister pointed out that the people of the State gave overwhelming response to the NRC updating process so far and hoped that the Government would continue to get such support from the people to complete the process on time.
Gogoi further pointed out that a pilot project for updating the NRC was launched in 2010 but the project had to be suspended following a law-and-order problem in Barpeta.