KOKRAJHAR, July 29: With only a few hours left for the publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, Assam social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma and former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma hoped for a foreigner free state after the publication of the final draft of NRC on Monday.
Mohilary was attending a public meeting at Karigaon, Maigongpuri in Kokrajhar on Sunday in connection with the foundation laying ceremony for construction of Model Hospital at Karigaon.
While addressing the meet, Mohilary asked the citizens not to be worried over the draft publication of NRC. He said that NRC process will publish names of genuine Indian citizens and that it will ensure an illegal immigrant-free state. He also appealed all sections of the society not to believe rumours and unnecessarily panic over the NRC draft publication.
Assam minister for Social welfare department Pramila Rani Brahma who was also present on the occasion, said that the NRC draft publication must be under strict security observation and people must ensure safety and security at any costs. She said that state government has been working for the welfare and development for the state and so NRC draft publication is getting published as scheduled on Monday under strict security observation. She has appealed all concerned groups to maintain peace and tranquility among society.
“It was a dream of the citizens in Assam which is going to be published on July 30 across the state. I do hope, that indigenous people are not left out from the draft,” Brahma said.
Meanwhile, former Rajya Sabha MP and president of United People’s Party Liberal(UPPL) UG Brahma appealed all sections of the society to maintain peace, harmony and tranquility and said that NRC is a legal and constitutional process.
Brahma, in a press statement on Monday said, “In view of the prevailing panic situation before publication of final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the UPPL humbly appeals all sections of people to maintain peace, harmony and tranquility in the society. The NRC is a legal and constitutional process, its process of updating the citizen’s list is conducted at the order of the Supreme Court of India and under its monitoring. Therefore, any objection, correction and modification to that can be done through legal procedure only not by creating tension and violence.”
The UPPL appeals the government also to ensure all kinds of security to human lives and properties and maintain strict law and order so that no any subversive forces can take advance of the situation and create turmoil in the society. NRC is not against any religion, linguistic group, caste and community, it is for having true citizens list and identifying foreigners who are living illegally, the statement added.