The final NRC list is set to be published today in Assam. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal addressed the people of Assam and assured them that he will take care of those who are excluded from the list. On the other hand, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his concerns over many rightful citizens being left out and added that it would not help identify foreigners. The Assam government has decided to set up 400 Foreign Tribunals where appeals will be heard from those who are excluded from the list. The need for belonging and establishing an identity has been stressful for the people of Assam. The burden to prove ones belonging has been so heavy that there have been several suicide cases related to the NRC.
- 31 Aug 2019