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Process of establishing 31 new FTs in Jorhat dist begins

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Aug 30 - The process of establishing 31 new Foreigners� Tribunals (FTs) in Jorhat district by the Government has begun.

Addressing mediapersons here today, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati, disclosed that the process of opening 31 new FTs across the district has been initiated and shortly the tribunals were expected to start functioning.

It may be mentioned here that presently one FT is operating in Jorhat district having jurisdiction over five districts � Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Charaideo. Korati said that with the addition of 31 more FTs to Jorhat district altogether nine districts will be covered by all the 32 FTs of Jorhat as cases of four more districts will be covered by the tribunals.

She said that the four new districts to be covered by the FTs are: Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

Speaking about the NRC update process, the final list of which will be published tomorrow, the Deputy Commissioner said that out of the total 9,40,000 applicants in the district, 35,000 had submitted claims in the last hearing held at different NSKs in March and April this year.

She stated there was no cause for people to panic, as those whose names are not found in the final NRC list, will not be declared foreigners. The DC added that those who are left out from the updated final NRC list could appeal at the FT within a period of 120 days.

Jorhat Superintendent of Police Vaibhav C Nimbalkar, who also addressed the newspersons, said that police was fully prepared to tackle any untoward incident that could arise during the post NRC final list declaration with mobile and fixed police personnel already deployed in different locations. The SP said that five additional companies of paramilitary forces and police battalions would help the local police personnel to maintain law and order.

Nimbalkar said that the social media was also being closely monitored and awareness programmes have been held in recent times asking the people to desist from rumour mongering.

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Process of establishing 31 new FTs in Jorhat dist begins

JORHAT, Aug 30 - The process of establishing 31 new Foreigners� Tribunals (FTs) in Jorhat district by the Government has begun.

Addressing mediapersons here today, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati, disclosed that the process of opening 31 new FTs across the district has been initiated and shortly the tribunals were expected to start functioning.

It may be mentioned here that presently one FT is operating in Jorhat district having jurisdiction over five districts � Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Charaideo. Korati said that with the addition of 31 more FTs to Jorhat district altogether nine districts will be covered by all the 32 FTs of Jorhat as cases of four more districts will be covered by the tribunals.

She said that the four new districts to be covered by the FTs are: Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

Speaking about the NRC update process, the final list of which will be published tomorrow, the Deputy Commissioner said that out of the total 9,40,000 applicants in the district, 35,000 had submitted claims in the last hearing held at different NSKs in March and April this year.

She stated there was no cause for people to panic, as those whose names are not found in the final NRC list, will not be declared foreigners. The DC added that those who are left out from the updated final NRC list could appeal at the FT within a period of 120 days.

Jorhat Superintendent of Police Vaibhav C Nimbalkar, who also addressed the newspersons, said that police was fully prepared to tackle any untoward incident that could arise during the post NRC final list declaration with mobile and fixed police personnel already deployed in different locations. The SP said that five additional companies of paramilitary forces and police battalions would help the local police personnel to maintain law and order.

Nimbalkar said that the social media was also being closely monitored and awareness programmes have been held in recent times asking the people to desist from rumour mongering.