HAILAKANDI, July 31 - The publication of final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Hailakandi district passed off peacefully with no reports of any untoward incident on Monday.
People thronged some of the NRC Seva Kendras since morning while in others there was not much turnout as people got the information through different modes available to check whether their names have been included in the NRC final draft or not.
It is learnt that the names of 54,560 persons have been dropped from complete draft NRC in Hailakandi district. Altogether 7,07857 persons applied for the inclusion in the NRC in the district. But there was no official confirmation from the district administration regarding the deletion of names from the complete draft.
The district administration headed by Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan and Superintendent of Police Mohneesh Mishra constantly monitored the law-and-order situation in all the 57 NRC Seva Kendras and in all the identified sensitive areas.
Deputy Commissioner Khan and Superintendent of Police Mishra thanked the people of Hailakandi district for their support and cooperation all along in the NRC updation exercise and for maintaining peace and tranquility in the entire district.
They appealed to the people to be on alert to thwart the attempts by some forces to disturb peace and to cooperate with the administration in ensuring a correct and flawless NRC free from the names of illegal migrants.
Mishra said additional forces have been deployed in the sensitive areas to instil confidence among the people. He disclosed that the district has adequate security forces to deal with any kind of law-and-order problem.
The Superintendent of Police further said that no mercy would be shown to anyone for trying to put a spanner in the ongoing NRC updation exercise through vilification campaigns, either in the social media or in print and electronic media.
Section 144 CrPC is still in force in the entire district.
Khan said those whose names did not figure in the complete draft would get enough opportunities to incorporate their names by filing claims between August 30 and September 28.
�Genuine Indian citizens have nothing to fear or worry about. Their names will be included at any cost,� he reiterated.