Every state should have NRC to ensure security: Assam governor

WION Web Team
Assam, IndiaUpdated: Aug 02, 2018, 02:27 PM IST

Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens centre to get their documents verified by government officials at Mayong Village in Morigaon district. Photograph:(Reuters)

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The governor said that the move will ensure full proof security in the country.

Amid the controversy over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday advocated for a similar list for every state. He also said that the list should be updated after every census.

The governor said that the move will ensure full proof security in the country.

Governor Mukhi said, "Central government has right to know about the foreigners staying in the state or country. It will be better if every state has NRC prepared, they should not only prepare NRC rather should also update it with every census, this will ensure full proof security in the country".

Mukhi further said that every Indian will have his/her name in the final NRC list in Assam.

He said,"Government assures that each and every Indian shall be included in the final NRC report and guarantees the security of each and every citizen in the state".

Calling the final draft a historical list for the people of Assam, Mukhi said that it was prepared as per the wishes of Assamese and the Assam record.

"Draft of NRC is historical for Assamese people as it has been done as per wishes of Assamese and Assam accord. Many people are worried over non-inclusion of their names in NRC, I assure them that anyone who is an Indian their name will certainly be there in final NRC report", he added.


The Assam government had published the National Register of Citizens(NRC) final draft on Monday which did not include the names of over 40 lakh residents of Assam.