Guwahati, Oct 24: Both the Centre and Assam governments took a joint strategy to combat any disruptive acts ahead of the publication of draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), official sources informed here on Tuesday.
Officials of ministry of home affairs (MHA) and state home department held a high level internal security meeting on the impact of publication of the NRC in New Delhi on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by union home secretary Rajiv Gaura, Assam chief secretary VK Pipersenia, DGP Mukesh Sahay, ADGP Pallav Bhattacharya, Mukesh Agarwala and other senior officials.
Sahay said that the strategy has been prepared to deal with any situation as many obstacles raised ahead of draft NRC publication. “Both Centre and state government will act together towards completion of NRC and adequate measures have been arranged for it,” Sahay said.
Sahay further said that more meetings will be followed to discuss law and order related issues.
There is intelligence input that some fundamentalist forces might try to disrupt draft NRC publication by way of subversive acts at various parts of the state.
The updation process of NRC is going on full swing under the supervision of the Supreme Court to detect undocumented immigrants from Bangladesh. According to report of state NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela, out of 47.09 lakh applicants who have submitted panchayat certificate to enrol their names in NRC, 17.40 lakh were original inhabitants.
The report which was submitted to Supreme Court on October 12 has triggered off explosion among the minority groups across the state. The police and the intelligence agencies have reason to believe that the fundamentalist forces might take the advantage of the situation. The Supreme Court had asked the state co-ordinator for publication for draft NRC by December 31 next.