Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaking over the NRC issue Photo/ANI
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaking over the NRC issue Photo/ANI

Govt. committed to complete NRC within stipulated time: Home Minister

ANI | Updated: Feb 05, 2019 21:09 IST

New Delhi (India) Feb 5 (ANI): Despite controversy and attacks by the opposition, the Central government on Tuesday asserted that it is committed to complete the process of National Register of Citizen (NRC) within the stipulated time while ensuring that no Indian is included in it.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his ministry has made available necessary funds and resources to the Assam government so that the NRC work is completed in a time bound and impartial manner.
 "The government is committed to complete the NRC process within the stipulated time period and to ensure that neither any Indian national’s name is excluded nor any foreigner’s name is included in the Final NRC list," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told ANI.
He added that Prime Minister Modi led central government has carried forward the NRC process. After signing of the Assam Accord in 1985, the Centre and the State Government of Assam have completed the NRC work that remained pending for more than thirty years and took it to the final stage.
Singh further said, "The complete NRC draft was published on July 30, 2018, and thereafter the claims and Objections process has also been completed by December 31, 2018.
He added that Central Armed Forces in required numbers have been deployed in the State over the last one-and-a-half years to maintain law and order in view of the enormity of the NRC exercise.
NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens, which was prepared for the first time in 1951 and is being updated only for Assam to weed out illegal immigrants. (ANI)

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