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NRC must be made mandatory for all States, says Governor

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SONARI, June 28 - �Not a single citizen will be kept out and not a single foreigner will be included in the NRC,� Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi has said.

At a meeting with the press in Charaideo district, the Governor asserted that everything was going on peacefully under the direction of the Supreme Court, and the biggest achievement of completing the NRC will be the identification of foreign nationals.

When a person whose name is not included in the NRC realises he is not an Indian citizen, this will be the biggest achievement, he said.

Mukhi said the NRC must be made mandatory for all the States and it should be updated every 10 years, so that no foreigner could claim the benefits of Fundamental Rights.

�They will live as foreigners without getting any civil rights at their own risk and the Government of India could push them back at any moment,� the Governor said, responding to a query about the future of identified illegal migrants after the publication of the NRC.

Stressing that the Central Government wants to develop all the North-eastern States, Prof Mukhi said that was why two to three Union Ministers visit Assam every week.

Good infrastructure and connectivity are the focus areas, and the Government was planning speedy development for the North East.

The present Government is treating Assam as the gateway to the North East and efforts are on to establish trade relations with ASEAN countries, said the Governor.

He said that 92 new flights have been sanctioned for the North East under the Central Government�s UDAN scheme and all the major cities of Assam will be interconnected soon. Guwahati will be the international hub of digital connectivity, said Prof Mukhi.

The Governor later met with different delegations, including religious, social and literary organisations, and student associations.

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NRC must be made mandatory for all States, says Governor

SONARI, June 28 - �Not a single citizen will be kept out and not a single foreigner will be included in the NRC,� Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi has said.

At a meeting with the press in Charaideo district, the Governor asserted that everything was going on peacefully under the direction of the Supreme Court, and the biggest achievement of completing the NRC will be the identification of foreign nationals.

When a person whose name is not included in the NRC realises he is not an Indian citizen, this will be the biggest achievement, he said.

Mukhi said the NRC must be made mandatory for all the States and it should be updated every 10 years, so that no foreigner could claim the benefits of Fundamental Rights.

�They will live as foreigners without getting any civil rights at their own risk and the Government of India could push them back at any moment,� the Governor said, responding to a query about the future of identified illegal migrants after the publication of the NRC.

Stressing that the Central Government wants to develop all the North-eastern States, Prof Mukhi said that was why two to three Union Ministers visit Assam every week.

Good infrastructure and connectivity are the focus areas, and the Government was planning speedy development for the North East.

The present Government is treating Assam as the gateway to the North East and efforts are on to establish trade relations with ASEAN countries, said the Governor.

He said that 92 new flights have been sanctioned for the North East under the Central Government�s UDAN scheme and all the major cities of Assam will be interconnected soon. Guwahati will be the international hub of digital connectivity, said Prof Mukhi.

The Governor later met with different delegations, including religious, social and literary organisations, and student associations.