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ASSU, Govt talk NRC modalities

The Assam government on Friday talked to the All Assam Students’ Union leaders in Dispur before clearing the modalities to update the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC).

Speaking to Assam Times, officials here say chaired by principal secretary with home and political department, the meeting was attended by AASU adviser Dr Samuzzal Bhattacharjee, president Sankar Prasad Ray and General secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi and other top ranked leaders.

The students’ body has already submitted its proposals before Dispur anmd Delhi citing the acceptable modalities for updating the NRC.

An all party meeting gave the government go-ahead to draft the modalities to update the NRC with 1971 as the cut off year and the Assam Accord implementation department has completed the draft.

After being cleared, the department will hand over the draft to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on October 31 for his needful action.

Notably, the government is working out the decision to update NRC taken at the tripartite meeting in New Delhi on May 5, 2005 in presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
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