Assam begins deleting foreigners from NRC list

Action against persons designated by Foreigners’ Tribunals

District officials in Assam have begun work to delete the names of “declared foreigners’ whose names had been included in the complete draft of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on July 30. In Morigaon district, officials have identified some 200 people declared foreigners by various Foreigners’ Tribunals or are facing cases related to their doubtful citizenship. Assam has 100 such tribunals where people of suspect nationality are required to prove they are Indians.

200 in Morigaon

“These 200 belong to 39 families scattered across the district. Some of them are declared foreigners, while some others are suspected illegal immigrants with cases pending,” Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon, Hemen Das said.


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