NRC issue rocks Assam assembly, govt seeks 20% review in border districts

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Published: August 31,2020 01:01 PM
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August 31, 2020: The 4-day autumn session of the Assam assembly started on a stormy note on Monday.

August 31, 2020: The 4-day autumn session of the Assam assembly started on a stormy note on Monday. The issue of National Register Of Citizens(NRC) rocked the first day of the session with several opposition members cornering the government.



Congress member Rupjyoti Kurmi raised the matter and sought a clarification from the government during a discussion on Assam Accord Implementation.





Some other members questioned the government why the joint secretary in the MHA Satyendra Garg did not sign the Assam Accord Clause 6 Committee report.



AGP MLA Pradip Hazarika questioned why only 227 foreigners deported in 7 years despite the Foreigners' Tribunals declaring 1,36,149 persons.



Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purjkayastha wanted to know the present status of NRC after over 100 lives lost and Crores of rupees spent. His party senior Nurul Huda alleged a nefarious design by the government behind delay in issuing National Identity Cards to those included in the NRC to rehabilitate the illegal foreigners





Clearing the government stand on the matter, minister Chandra Mohan Patowari said that the government has sought 20% review of NRC in districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% in other districts. He also re-affirmed the government's commitment towards the implementation of Assam Accord in its letter and spirit. In this regard, he announced that the porous border with Bangladesh is almost sealed and only 4 kilo metre stretch of riverine border over Kushiyara river in Karimganj left to be sealed.