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Indian home minister, Assam CM appeal for peace in Assam

  • Published at 02:42 pm July 23rd, 2018
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh (R), and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (L)
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, left, and Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh right.Official Facebook page, Reuters

The home minister highlighted that those whose names are excluded from the list will have adequate opportunities to file claims and objections

Following his meeting with Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in Delhi on Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said nobody in his state would be allowed to disrupt law and order—in the days leading up to the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) on July 30.

Sonowal made the statement while speaking to reporters after the meeting.

“Applicants who find their names excluded from the final NRC list need not fear, as they will be given adequate opportunity to prove their eligibility for inclusion on the list,” said Sonowal.

“All possible arrangements are being made to ensure safety and security for all,” added Sonowal.

He furthered that following the publication of the draft NRC list, at midnight on Dec 31, 2017, people in Assam were respnsible enough not to disrupt peace in the state.

He appealed to the people of Assam to show the same restraint on July 30— so that peace and harmony prevail.

Meanwhile, Singh stated, in an official statement, that the NRC exercise is being carried out in an  impartial, transparent, and meticulous manner—as per India’s Supreme Court’s instructions.

Singh highlighted that those whose names are excluded from the list will have adequate opportunities to file claims and objections. He also asked the people of Assam not to feel fear and panic, as every individual will be given justice and treated humanely.