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RGI assures AASU of correct NRC


GUWAHATI, April 26 - Registrar General of India Sailesh today assured an All Assam Students� Union (AASU) delegation of a correct version of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC). He told the student body�s delegation at a meeting here today that the NRC Coordinator has been taking all required steps for the purpose.

Disclosing this, an AASU press release said here this evening that the Registrar General also made an appeal to AASU, the 28 ethnic organisations which are allied with it on this issue and the other organisations and people of the State to extend their support to the process of updating the NRC.

The AASU delegation, while taking part in the meeting, laid stress on a thorough examination of the documents submitted by the claimants for entering their names in the updated NRC. Oral submissions made by the claimants in support of their claims while submitting the panchayat certificates should not be accepted on face value. All the information is to be verified and accepted on the basis of genuine documents and data, it said.

The AASU delegation, which was led by its president Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya and educationist Basanta Deka, demanded arrest of those people who try to mislead the NRC authorities with fabricated documents, etc.

It also called for steps to prevent transfer of all the government officers and employees engaged in the NRC updating process for the next two months.

The meeting, presided over by Sailesh, was also attended by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary of the Union Home Department in-charge of the NE Region, NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela, Additional Director Generals of Assam Police Pallav Bhattacharyya and Mukesh Agarwalla and senior officer of the Union Government Tapan Deka, among others.

It needs mention here that the examination of the documents for accepting the claims of the applicants to enter their names in the updated NRC is scheduled to come to a close on May 31 next and the final draft of the updated NRC is scheduled to be published by June 30 next. The Supreme Court of India is supervising the NRC update process.

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