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Statement by MEA on National Register of Citizens in Assam

Yesterday, the office of the State Coordinator, NRC Assam released a press statement on the publication of final NRC as on 31st August 2019. Since then, there have been some commentaries in sections of a foreign media about aspects of the final NRC which are incorrect. Let me begin with the background. Government of India signed the Assam Accord in 1985 with the promise to take care of the interest of the citizens of Assam. NRC aims to give effect to the Assam Accord signed in 1985 between the Government of India, State Government of Assam, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and All Assam Gan Sangram Parishad (AAGSP). Supreme Court mandated the government to deliver on the commitment in 2013. This led to the process of updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam in 2015.........................

 

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