Nagaland issues advisory on ‘illegal immigrants’ ahead of draft NRC publication in Assam

The Nagaland government has deployed additional forces along the border with Assam as preventive measure to thwart a possible influx of illegal immigrants after the final draft of NRC is published in Assam on July 30.

According to a government release, the state government has also decided to form special task forces (STFs) in every district to “prevent lynching”.

Home and police departments under the chairmanship of Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy held a meeting on July 26 to decide on the preventive measures to be adopted, the government release said.

The state police was deploying additional forces including units of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) along the Nagaland-Assam border, it said.

The Centre has already sent over 22,000 central paramilitary troops in order to beef up security in Assam and adjoining states in view of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

“The state government is also writing to village councils to remain vigilant and not allow the illegal immigrants to enter their jurisdictions or employ them in any manner,” the release said.

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