Names of all ‘genuine Indians’ to be put in NRC: Assam CM


GUWAHATI, JUNE 29: With Assam on the edge ahead of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowalon Thursday said names of all “genuine Indians” will be incorporated in the list of the state’s citizens. Sonowal also ruled out any possibility of violence after the publication of the NRC on Saturday saying adequate forces were deployed across the state to deal with any situation. “Names of all genuine Indian citizens will be included in the final draft. There should be no apprehension over it,” he said.
The Chief Minister said the state Government has provided all assistance to the NRC authorities and people too have been extending full cooperation to the entire exercise, which is being undertaken under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court.
“The Central Government has provided additional forces following our requests. Both the Central and the state Governments are working as a team. We hope that the people will cooperate with us like they did in the past,” he said. (PTI)