In view of the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday urged the people to maintain peace and tranquillity in the state.
“The NRC is being updated under the monitoring of the Supreme Court and supervision of the Registrar General of India,” the CM stated in an official release.
“NRC is an outcome of the untiring efforts of the thousands of people,” he added.
“Those whose names have been excluded from NRC would get an opportunity to file their appeal and be heard in the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) as per the direction of the Union Home Ministry,” Sonowal further added.
“Time limit for them to fill in appeals has been increased to 120 days from 60 days,” the CM further informed.
The CM further informed that Assam government would take care of the cause of the excluded people and due care will be taken so that nobody is subjected to any unnecessary harassment.
He also maintained that as long as the appellant’s plea remains sub-judice with the FT, he or she can not be treated as a foreigner.