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Sonowal appeals for peace in State

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 30 - In view of the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be published as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India on August 31, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to the people of Assam to maintain peace and tranquillity in the State.

In a statement here today, Sonowal said that the NRC, which has been updated by the State NRC Coordinator and his team under the monitoring of the Supreme Court of India and supervision of the Registrar General of India, is an outcome of the untiring efforts of thousands of people. He also expressed his gratitude to the people of Assam for their unconditional support which has yielded into the updating the NRC.

At the same time, he also assured that those whose names have been excluded from the NRC would get an opportunity to file their appeal and be heard in the Foreigners� Tribunal (FT) as per the direction of the Union Home Ministry.

Stating that extension of time for filing appeals from 60 days to 120 days to the FT is meant to help all those who have been excluded from the NRC, he said that the Government of Assam will take up the cause of those excluded from the NRC and due care will be taken so that nobody is subjected to any unnecessary harassment.

He also maintained that as long as appellant�s plea remains sub-judice with the Foreigner�s Tribunal, he or she cannot be treated as foreigner. He, therefore, appealed to the people of the State belonging to Barak, Brahmaputra, hills and plains to maintain peace and set an example of a matured society.

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Sonowal appeals for peace in State

GUWAHATI, Aug 30 - In view of the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be published as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India on August 31, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to the people of Assam to maintain peace and tranquillity in the State.

In a statement here today, Sonowal said that the NRC, which has been updated by the State NRC Coordinator and his team under the monitoring of the Supreme Court of India and supervision of the Registrar General of India, is an outcome of the untiring efforts of thousands of people. He also expressed his gratitude to the people of Assam for their unconditional support which has yielded into the updating the NRC.

At the same time, he also assured that those whose names have been excluded from the NRC would get an opportunity to file their appeal and be heard in the Foreigners� Tribunal (FT) as per the direction of the Union Home Ministry.

Stating that extension of time for filing appeals from 60 days to 120 days to the FT is meant to help all those who have been excluded from the NRC, he said that the Government of Assam will take up the cause of those excluded from the NRC and due care will be taken so that nobody is subjected to any unnecessary harassment.

He also maintained that as long as appellant�s plea remains sub-judice with the Foreigner�s Tribunal, he or she cannot be treated as foreigner. He, therefore, appealed to the people of the State belonging to Barak, Brahmaputra, hills and plains to maintain peace and set an example of a matured society.

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