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Congress member Gaurav Gogoi also asked whether all the 40 lakh people in the National Registry of Citizens were foreigners.
The complete draft of the NRC is expected to be released Monday, after which applicants will be given a chance to register their claims and objections.
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The three-time CM fears that both religious and linguistic minorities will suffer as a result of the NRC list despite being genuine Indian citizens. New Delhi: Former Assam chief minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi has expressed apprehensions over the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) ahead of the 30 June deadline of releasing the complete draft. Gogoi has claimed that the BJP-led state government too seems to be uneasy about the whole process as the deadline nears. The crucial exercise, aimed at weeding out illegal immigrants from the voter list, is being monitored by the Supreme Court. “We are apprehensive about the NRC exercise. Even the BJP government in Assam itself seems apprehensive,” Gogoi told ThePrint. “They (state government) took up the matter with home minister Rajnath Singh; they have asked for 150 extra companies of central forces and have conducted a mock drill,” the three-time former CM said. “Why...
Residents in many districts seem satisfied with the Supreme Court-monitored exercise, say it will help identify the illegal immigrants