Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the people not to panic if some of their names do not appear in the part draft of the NRC to be published in the midnight on Sunday as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India.
He assured that no genuine Indian citizens would be excluded from the NRC and if any of their names are left out from the part draft of the NRC, there is provision to submit claims and objections against the same. The government would also extend all support in this regard, the CM assured.
Stating this in a message, Sonowal appreciated the people of the state for their cooperation in the entire process of NRC update and urged them to continue their positive endeavours in future as well.
Sonowal mentioned that the entire NRC updating process has been carried out in a transparent manner and there is no reason to panic.
“The government is keeping a close watch on the use of social media like Facebook and Twitter. And if somebody is found to be spreading misinformation, strict action would be taken against such person”, he cautioned.
Sonowal also called upon the people living in the Brahmaputra and Barak and hills and plains to remain united and strengthen brotherhood and harmony. He also urged people to stay alert against the divisive forces saying that if somebody tries to foment trouble in the society, it would be treated as anti-national activity and strict action would be taken against those anti-social elements.