New Delhi: A woman from Sonitpur district of Assam allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well on receiving fake information that her name did not make the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC).
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Rumours have been floating regarding the final list of NRC that will be published today. The Assam Police had appealed to the people to not spread rumours as it has caused panic amongst the citizens. Many people in the past have also committed suicide on hearing such fake news.
The much-awaited list which has been released online at http://www.nrcassam.nic.in, will decide the fate of over 40 lakh people in the state as it will segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who had allegedly entered the state from Bangaldesh after 1971.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday addressed the state and assured people that no one will be harassed. He also mentioned that those whose names are not there in the final list can appeal to the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT), the Chief Minister said, they can’t be treated as foreigners.
A total of 1,000 FTs have been set up in the state while as many as 200 additional FTs will be operational from Monday where bona fide citizens, whose names do not figure in the final NRC, can approach to challenge their exclusion.
In the final draft, over 40 lakh applicants were not included of which 36.2 lakh have claimed inclusion. On June 26, the NRC authority published an additional list containing the names of 1.02 lakh people.