Guwahati, Aug 30: On the eve of the publication of final updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged upon the people of Assam to maintain peace and tranquillity in the state.
In a statement here, Sonowal said 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 the 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 assured that those people whose names have been excluded from the NRC would get opportunity to file their appeal and be heard in the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) as per the direction of the Union Home Ministry.
He also said the fact that extension of filing an appeal from 60 days to 120 days to the FT, will help all the excluded persons to enjoy a level playing field.
He also said the Government of Assam would take care of the cause of the excluded people and due care will be taken so that nobody was 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 could not be treated as foreigner. (UNI)