Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday declared that the state government is on a mission to throw out all single illegal migrant from the state and requested to people to help the government in detecting them.
Following the racial clashes in the Bodoland Territorial Council, the movement against illegal migrants is gaining momentum. There are protest rallies in different areas of Assam, demanding detection and extradition of Bangladeshi immigrants.
Gogoi said that “There are 2, 37,631 cases against doubtful citizens lying with foreigners’ tribunals. More such cases will keep on adding.”
Anti-foreigner campaigns taken up by All Assam Students’ Union, AGP and BJP have come instantly after the recent racial conflict in lower Assam, which the Bodos have termed as a clash with illegal migrants and not Indian Muslims.
“I have no differences with Aasu or AGP on the illegal migrant issue. But only movements will not help. We need to take concrete steps and everybody should co-operate in detecting and deporting illegal migrants,” Gogoi said.
The CM added that he will write to the Centre for approving fresh rules for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) already approved by the state cabinet.
The NRC, which is being updated based on the 1951 electoral rolls, is an exercise taken up by the state government to keep a record of its residents and the degree of arrival from neighbouring Bangladesh.