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Govt panel, AASU talks on NRC today

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 11 � The Cabinet sub-committee of the State Government on updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), headed by Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi, will hold a discussion with the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) tomorrow on the process of updating the vital document.�

The AASU said in a press release here that the State Government has stated in a letter to it that the Cabinet sub-committee would hold a discussion with it at 11 am tomorrow at the conference room of the Revenue Minister on the issue.

It needs mention here that the decision to update the document was taken at a tripartite meeting on the implementation of the Assam Accord held in presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the representatives of the State Government and the AASU on May 5, 2005.

Then, on April 22, 2010, at a tripartite meeting presided over by the then Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, a decision was taken to initiate a pilot project on updating the NRC in Barpeta and Chaygaon revenue circles. But during the implementation of the pilot project, a violent incident took place at Barpeta town. Following this the Chief Minister stopped the implementation of the pilot project, the AASU alleged.

The students� body and 26 organisations of the ethnic groups have been resenting this. The AASU has taken the path of agitation on the issue. Together with the 26 organisations of the ethnic groups, it had sent a joint delegation to meet the Prime Minister in support of the demand for updating the NRC throughout the State and has been taking recourse to joint agitational programmes in Assam and Delhi as well.

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Govt panel, AASU talks on NRC today

GUWAHATI, Nov 11 � The Cabinet sub-committee of the State Government on updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), headed by Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi, will hold a discussion with the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) tomorrow on the process of updating the vital document.�

The AASU said in a press release here that the State Government has stated in a letter to it that the Cabinet sub-committee would hold a discussion with it at 11 am tomorrow at the conference room of the Revenue Minister on the issue.

It needs mention here that the decision to update the document was taken at a tripartite meeting on the implementation of the Assam Accord held in presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the representatives of the State Government and the AASU on May 5, 2005.

Then, on April 22, 2010, at a tripartite meeting presided over by the then Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, a decision was taken to initiate a pilot project on updating the NRC in Barpeta and Chaygaon revenue circles. But during the implementation of the pilot project, a violent incident took place at Barpeta town. Following this the Chief Minister stopped the implementation of the pilot project, the AASU alleged.

The students� body and 26 organisations of the ethnic groups have been resenting this. The AASU has taken the path of agitation on the issue. Together with the 26 organisations of the ethnic groups, it had sent a joint delegation to meet the Prime Minister in support of the demand for updating the NRC throughout the State and has been taking recourse to joint agitational programmes in Assam and Delhi as well.