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    Assam NRC: Akhil Urges People To Avoid Posting Communal Remarks On Social Media

    Akhil Gogoi accused the BJP of trying to bring the Hindu Bangladeshis

    Assam firebrand leader and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) advisor Akhil Gogoi on August 28th, 2019, urged the people of the state to avoid posting communal remarks related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on social media. NRC is slated to be published on August 31st, 2019.

    “It is our humble request to the people of the state to stay calm and not to post any communal remarks on social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter,” Gogoi said. He also targeted a particular community of trying to create unrest in the state.

    He further slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said, “The BJP is striving to make the law and order of the state unstable ahead of the publication of the final NRC.” Besides, he accused the BJP of trying to bring the Hindu Bangladeshis by implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

    Meanwhile, the former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said the central and the state government would be responsible if NRC is published with errors. “If bonafide citizens don’t find their names in the final NRC, then I believe that the government has failed to carry out the entire process fairly,” Mahanta said.

    The Assam Police have also beefed up security across the state. “The Assam police have taken all adequate security measures to prevent any possible attempt to create unrest in the state. The SPs of all the districts have been directed to take necessary steps to maintain the law and order,” Assam Director General of Police (DGP), Kuladhar Saikia said.

    On the midnight of December 31st, 2017, a partial draft of the NRC was released and subsequently on July 30th, 2018, the complete draft NRC was released. A total of 2,89,83,677 persons were found eligible out of 3,29,91,384 applicants in the final draft of the NRC. The NRC authorities on June 26th, 2019 published an additional draft exclusion list consisting of 1,02,462 persons.

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