Guwahati, July 30: A total of 52 Bangladeshi nationals were deported from Mancachar in Assam. The action came just hours before the Assam government could publish the final draft of the NRC.
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Principal Secretary of Home department L S Changsan said that these people were convicted by judicial courts as foreigners who entered either by unfair means or were staying in the state after expiry of visas. She also said that all of them had completed their jail sentences between 2012 and 2017. They were deported after the Bangladesh government accepted that they were citizens of Bangladesh.
Meanwhile Assam Chief Minster, Sarbananda Sonowal said that no genuine Indian citizen will be devoid of their citizenship rights. No one should panic after publication of the final draft of NRC. I also urge people not to make any communal statements and remain watchful against falling prey to rumours, he said.
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He also urged the people to be aware of various miscreants spreading rumours and hate through inflammatory messages. Strong action will be taken against those caught spreading hatred, rumours and fake news. The final draft of NRC will be published on July 30. Indian citizens whose names are not included in the draft need not worry. They will get adequate opportunities to file claims and objections pertaining to their rights, Sonowal further reiterated.