NRC Update row in Assam continues

AMSU (All Assam Minorities Students Union) along with 24 other minority organisations have strongly objected the state cabinet sub-committee’s decision to re-launch the registrar general of citizen registration’s pilot project to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951.

The joint meeting convened by minorities student’ body AAMSU, which involved All Assam Madrassa Students’ Association, BTC Minorities Students Union Citizens’ Right Preservation Committee, Social Justice Peace Forum, Raghibi faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind amongst others.

The joint meet demanded the state government to make its stand clear what decision the government has taken on the suggestion taken from AAMSU and other organisations.

source : Times of India

Most probably, this NRC update issue will be the toughest test for Assam Accord implementation minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who otherwise has a good reputation as performing minister in the cabinet of Tarun Gogoi.

Himanta Biswa Sarma has been able to change both medical as well as education department and people have high hope on him. This NRC update where he is facing opposition from formidable minority students organisation. It may me mentioned that, last time when NRC update was being carried out in Barpeta, a lower Assam district, violence erupted following which NRC update was halted.

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