New Delhi, Aug 1: A high alert has been sounded across the nation following the publication of the final draft of the NRC in Assam. The Intelligence Bureau which had earlier said that there could be an influx of people whose names do not feature in the NRC, could also move to other parts of the state.
The respective state police have been told to keep a close watch on the borders and also track down touts who have been aiding illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. The alert is particularly high in states such as Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal.
A high alert has also been sounded along the Assam-Bengal border after the final draft of the NRC was released on Monday, by the Assam government. The forces have been asked to intensify vigil along the border to stop any spill over or influx by those whose names do not feature in the list.
On Monday over 40 lakh persons did not feature in the final draft of the NRC. They have now been given time to file a claim or objection before the final list is released. The final list is expected to be released by the end of this year. The government has made it clear that none would be deported or would face any action as of now. Ample opportunity would be given to all these persons, the government also assured.