DIMAPUR, July 26 - Fearing mass influx of illegal migrants after the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on July 30, the Naga Students� Federation (NSF) has sounded an alert that Nagaland will be swamped by illegal immigrants if the State Government and its people do not act now. The NSF added that it would engage in spot verification of migrants at entry and exit points in the State.
�With the State of Nagaland currently facing immeasurable problems and influx of illegal immigrants and with the publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens by the state of Assam, it is being viewed that massive alarming migration of illegal immigrants is bound to happen, if the state government does not take necessary measures to monitor the flow of illegal immigrants,� an NSF release stated.
Meanwhile, the Nagaland Government today issued an advisory directing all village, town and municipal authorities to strictly monitor influx of people from outside the State.
Stating that any unusual influx should be promptly brought to the knowledge of the district administration and police, the four-point advisory, issued by the State Home Department, said the antecedents of any new tenants should be properly checked and verified by the district administration and police.
All entry points and check gates manned by the police should be strengthened to thwart any influx of illegal immigrants and mobile patrolling in vulnerable locations should be activated, it stated.
The advisory further said inner line permit regulations should be strengthened with effective monitoring and checking from time to time.
Chairing a meeting of the State Home and police recently, Chief Secretary Temjen Toy had said the State Government was contemplating to carry out an exercise on enrolment under the NRC.
An official release on Wednesday said the Nagaland Police are deploying additional forces in areas bordering Assam to check influx of illegal immigrants.
Additional Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) units are being deployed and flying squads will be sent to the border areas, the release stated. The village councils have been asked to be vigilant. Instructions to deputy commissioners have also been issued in this respect.