GUWAHATI, March 1 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today alleged that the State government was trying to obstruct the process of NRC update by transferring a number of administrative officers associated with the work.
In a statement to the media, the student body alleged that the transfer of 17 additional deputy commissioners, that too at a time when the claims and objections related to NRC are being examined, would hinder the process of the NRC update.
AASU leaders Dipanka Kumar Nath and Lurinjyoti Gogoi said that the NRC work was being monitored by the Supreme Court and currently a crucial process of inspecting the claims and objections was on.
�The apex court has directed the authorities to continue with the NRC work without any obstruction. The NRC work and election-related work should not come into conflict. Both the Central and the State governments have been asked to ensure that the NRC-related work goes on unhindered. But, despite the court orders, the State government transferred a number of DCs and ADCs. This will affect the NRC work,� AASU said, alleging that such steps were being taken so that names of Bangladeshi nationals could be included in it.