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Assam Police geared up to tackle any eventuality after final list of NRC: DGP

Assam Police is totally geared up to tackle any eventuality which may arise after the publication of final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia said on August 30.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Friday, Saikia said, “The officers have been instructed to keep close contact with the people so that circulation of any kind of social media posts which might cause problems to communal harmony could be checked.”

Saikia added that police are also keeping a close watch on several politicians and organizations who could stoke communal violence through hate-speech.

“We have alerted the public to ensure that fake news is not circulated on social media, to reach out to the police instantly,” he said.

Earlier, Congress took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that the BJP is trying to stop the publication of NRC and alleged that the leaders of the party are trying to mislead the people.

All Assam Students Union (AASU), the state’s largest student body which led the 1979-1985 Assam Agitation against foreigners that saw 855 deaths and culminated in signing of the Assam Accord, also accused BJP of pushing its political agenda instead of greater good of Assamese people.

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