SILCHAR, Sept 5 - Following the exclusion of 19,06,657 people from the recently published final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC), the North East Linguistic and Ethnic Co-ordination Committee (NELECC) has pressed for implementation of the gazette notification issued by the Government of India on September 7, 2015 promising security to the persecuted persons coming into the country.
Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, NELECC leadership including Santanu Naik, Subhrangshu Shekhar Bhattacharjee, Vivek Podder and student leader Mion Das questioned that if the notification issued by the Government on August 5 regarding removal of the controversial Article 370 and Article 35 A from Jammu and Kashmir can come into effect immediately, what ails the effectiveness of the notification GSR 685(E) as per Section 3 of the Passport (Entry into India) Act 1920 and GSR 686(E) as per Section 3 of the Foreigners� Act 1946 issued on September 7 four years ago for the state of Assam.
�This is an error-filled NRC and certainly not an error-free NRC list as promised by the authorities. Many genuine Indian citizens have been left out. Four years since the Septmeber 7 notification, there has been no action to implement the notification in the state while people have been facing immense trauma over the years. We strongly demand that the Government must take steps to make the notification operational within September 22 this year or else we shall resort to massive agitation. People have their backs to the wall and the consequences of the movement could be devastating,� the NELECC leadership cautioned.