SHILLONG, Sept 2 - Meghalaya Police has issued an advisory to the public, asking them not to fall prey to misinformation circulated on social media about the recent National Register of Citizens in Assam.
There has been concern in Meghalaya that NRC discards from Assam would try to sneak into the state illegally. There were also reports of residents from Meghalaya not being included in the NRC after their marriage in neighboring Assam.
Several NGOs in Meghalaya have raised concerns and have asked their members to be vigilant to stop entry of NRC discards into the state.
In the wake of reports in local media and social media, Meghalaya Police issued the advisory which asked people to cross-check information circulated on social media with the local authorities. It said that for �accurate information� on NRC, citizens can approach the officer in-charge of the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, there has been a demand from NGOs in Meghalaya to have an NRC-like exercise in the state to identify those living illegally. Although the state government has not committed anything so far, it has not rejected the idea totally.