NRC In Assam: Governor Jagdish Mukhi Assures Safety Of All, Call It A Historic Decision

| August 2 , 2018 , 12:24 IST

Three Days after the controversial NRC was introduced in the state of Assam, Governor Jagdish Mukhi has called it a historic decision and has assured full safety and security to the people of the state.

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, while addressing the media said, “Draft of NRC is historical for Assamese people as it has been done as per wishes of Assamese&Assam accord. Many people are worried over non-inclusion of their names in NRC, I assure them that anyone who is an Indian their name will certainly be there in final NRC report.”

Governor Mukhi further added, “Government assures that each and every Indian shall be included in the final NRC report and guarantees security of each and every citizen in the state.”

“Central govt has right to know about the foreigners staying in the state or country. It will be better if every state has #NRC prepared, they should not only prepare NRC rather they should update it with every census, this will ensure full proof security in the country,” he said further.

The Political Row

The NRC issue has heated the political ground, controversies emerged after some names were missed out from the first draft of the National Register of Citizens.

The NRC released by Assam on Monday was harshly condemned by Banerjee as 40 lakh people were found to be missing from the final draft, although more than 2 crore were on the list. The West Bengal CM even claimed that the list would lead to a civil war.

"The NRC is being done with a political motive. We will not let this happen. They (BJP) are trying to divide the people. The situation cannot be tolerated. There will be a civil war, blood bath in the country," said Banerjee during her visit to New Delhi.

An FIR was later registered against her over her controversial remarks of civil war and bloodbath. She was also condemned by  other parties including the Congress.

Tripura CM Biplab Deb had said,” There is no demand for NRC in Tripura. Everything is systematised in Tripura. I think this is not a big issue even for Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal is capable of managing it. Some people are trying to create panic and distrub the environment.”

Former Assam CM and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi said, “National Register of Citizens is our brainchild. 40 lakh ppl whose name have been excluded should not worry. They will get a chance. NRC is to find out the number of foreigners in Assam. As long as our name is in voters' list, we are citizens of India.”