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  • NRC: Assam Government Files Plea For Re-Verification, It Is A Conspiracy: AASU

    Published on July 10, 2019

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : The Central and State Government of Assam has expressed dissatisfaction over National Register of Citizens’ (NRC) ahead of 20 days of the publication of the final list of NRC on July 31. The central and state government has expressed dissatisfaction over NRC at a time when there is only twenty days left for publishing of the final list. The NRC authorities have also declared that they will publish the final NRC on July 31 as per the instruction of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, filing petition by both state and central government regarding re-examination of names published in the draft list on July 31, 2018, is something which is very mysterious. Both the central and state government asked the Supreme Court to instruct the NRC authorities to re-verify 20% names published in the draft list from Assam’s border district and 10% names from other districts. The government has also asked the top court if it could be possible to re-verify 20% of the names published in the draft list of NRC from the district where it has been reported an increase in the number of population. However, the apex court might change the date of hearing of NRC after the central and state governments have filed the new petition.

    Moreover, the Supreme Court was about to hear the ongoing process of NRC work on July 10 but the court has not provided any new notice for hearing. Meanwhile, Reacting to government’s decision of filing a petition regarding re-verification of 20% names included in the draft NRC list published on July 31, 2018, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader Dipanka Nath on Wednesday said that there might be a conspiracy behind the filing of the petition, ahead of the publication of final NRC on July 31. “Both Centre and State governments do not want the NRC process to be completed properly. It is really funny that they have filed a petition ahead of only 20 days of the publication of the final list of NRC,” said Nath in Delhi. “The government has been involved in the process for the last three years and now they doubt their own employees,” said the AASU leader. “The Supreme Court is monitoring the process; however, both Centre and State governments are involved in a conspiracy regarding updation of NRC,” added Nath.