NRC Live updates 2018: Bengalis living in Assam targetted, says Mamata Banerjee
GUWAHATI | July 30, 2018:
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, after the released of NRC draft claimed that Bengalis living in Assam were being targetted and asked if the government was trying to do forceful eviction. 'There were people who have Aaadhar cards and passports but still their names are not in the draft list. Names of people were removed on the basis of surnames also. Is the government trying to do forceful eviction,' she asked.
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, regarding the issue says the government has done no wrong and the NRC process was done under the supervision of the Supreme Court. "I want to ask the Opposition, what is the Centre's role in this? It is happening under the supervision of the Supreme Court. Such sensitive issues should not be politicised," Singh said.
After the NRC final draft released, it has already created abuzz in the Rajya Sabha. The Upper House has been adjourned till noon after uproar by TMC MPs over the National Register of Citizens. TMC MP Sougata Roy has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the Assam's National Register of Citizens final draft.
On Monday, amid tight security the Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) second and final draft has been released.
Co-ordinator of NRC state Prateek Hajela, Registrar General Sailesh and Satyendra Garg, joint secretary (NE) of the Ministry of Home Affairs presided over a press conference after releasing the much-anticipated list.
A total of 40 lakh people did not find mention in the final draft of NRC. "2,89,83,677 out of 3.29 crore applicants are eligible," Sailesh said.
Around 220 companies of Central Armed Police Forces and police have been dispatched by the government and are on alert to mitigate any untoward incident.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that among those who do not find their name in the list would get ample time to get it rectified and adequate opportunities would be given for filing claims and objections.
In the year 2017 on December 31, the first draft of NRC with the names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated.
"The process for making claims and objections will begin on August 30 and continue till September 28. Adequate and ample scope will be given to people for making objections. No genuine Indian citizen should have any fear," he said. The process of objections and claims will begin on August 30, Sailesh said.
Joint secretary (North East) MHA, Satyendra Garg in a press conference, said that every person whose name was in the first draft but is missing from final draft will be given an individual letter to appeal against her/his non-inclusion. He also warned those looking to foment trouble. "We are committed to maintaining law and order. We are confident law and order will be maintained at any cost. We have given sufficient assurance to the state government. If anyone creates mischief, they will be strictly dealt with," Garg said.
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has taken a special initiative to set up a 24-hour control room at its central office to help people.
The applicants can also call 24×7 toll free numbers–15107 from Assam and 18003453762 from outside Assam– by referring to their 21-digit Application Receipt Number (ARN).
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday, had tweeted that no Indian citizen will be left out of the list.
National Register of Citizens will include all the names of Indian citizens residing in Assam before March 25, 1971.
52 Bangladesh National handed over to the Bangladesh authorities
Today, at-least 52 Hindus and Muslims Bangladeshi National in detention camps of Assam including five women and four children who had been detained since 2012 were handed over to the Bangladesh authorities at the international border, officials said
The Bangladeshis were sent through Sahapara BSF Border Outpost at Mankachar in the presence of Assam Police DIG (Border) Rounak Ali Hazarika, South Salmara-Mankachar district Deputy Commissioner Ateka Sultana and other officials.
Bangladesh government officials were also present at the spot.