GUWAHATI, Feb 2 � The All Assam Students� Union and 26 organisations representing different ethnic groups of the State today called upon the Government to prepare a handbook of guidelines for the officers to be engaged in the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), 1951.
State coordinator for updating the NRC Prateek Hajela today held a meeting with office-bearers of the AASU and 26 organisations to discuss the preparations for updating the NRC. The organisations said that the process of updating the NRC should be kept free from any political interference and the handbook of guidelines should be prepared in line with the handbook prepared by the Election Commission before every election.
Talking to The Assam Tribune after the meeting, AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the Government should devise a foolproof mechanism to ensure that no foreign national can get his or her name included in the NRC with false documents.
Bhattacharya said that the AASU and 26 organisations would set up cells all over the State to cooperate with the authorities in updating the NRC.