No coercive action will be taken against anyone, no need to panic: Rajnath Singh on NRC

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Jul 30, 2018, 11:54 AM(IST)

File photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The minister also stated that some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday clarified that no coercive action will be taken against anyone in case their name do not feature in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) record and that there is no need to panic.

"Even someone whose name is not in the final list can approach the foreigner's tribunal. No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic," Singh told media.

The minister also stated that some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear.

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"This is a completely impartial report. No misinformation should be spread. This is a draft and not the final list," he added further. 

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked people to not spread rumours regarding the National Register of Citizens. Sonowal stated that there is no need for people to panic in case their names do not feature in the record.

"It has been specified by the central as well the Assam government that they can apply for it through 'claims and objections forms'," Sonowal told media. 

"People shouldn't believe rumours. Even if someone's name doesn't appear in NRC, he'll be treated as an Indian citizen and never as a foreigner. No one will have to go to any detention camp. Illiterate people will be helped by Assam government to fill 'Claims and Objections' forms," Sonowal further added. 

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