As per a media report, Dispur, Border Police and NRC authorities are going to work to prevent names of foreigners from making it to the updated NRC.
According to a report published by The Sentinel on Saturday, such a necessity has been felt with the detection of one Ali Ahmed, who was declared by the Gauhati High Court a foreigner, who was able to get his name included in the first draft NRC published on December 31, 2017 midnight.
The Gauhati High Court reportedly asked Dispur to create a common data base of declared illegal foreigners and their family members, doubtful voters and make the data base available in public domain.
“Such a common data base, the High Court feels, will help various agencies, including the NRC authority, in preventing enrollment of names of illegal foreigners in the updated NRC and other official documents,” the report stated.
The report also stated that Dispur has taken a decision that the border police should keep the NRC authorities updated on the latest status of declared foreigners in the State.
It has also been reported that based on the list of declared foreigners provided to the NRC authorities by the border police, 4,288 declared foreigners have been detected who sought enrolment in the NRC and all the 4,288 applications were rejected accordingly.
The report quoted State NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela as saying, “We’re very cautious on this matter. Even people whose cases regarding their nationalities are pending in any of the FTs or in the High Court will be kept in abeyance. Their names will figure in the NRC only if they are declared as Indians, not as foreigners. Even the names of ‘doubtful’ voters will also be kept in abeyance. Such voters will make it to the updated NRC as and when they are cleared of the tag ‘D’.”