After Assam, NRC may be updated in Tripura

After Assam, NRC may be updated in Tripura

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Guwahati, October 8, 2018:

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) may be updated in Tripura.

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Central government on a petition filed by Tripura People’s Front (TPF) seeking the updation of NRC in Tripura to identify illegal immigrants in the state.

A bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, sought the response from the Centre considering the TPF’s petition.

Recently, a delegation of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) had met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. However, he had not given any assurance as regards the updation of NRC in Tripura.

“We will file a petition in the Supreme Court next month to demand something like NRC. Our situation is worse than that of Assam. The Northeast and all Indians know this. We will seek justice from the Supreme Court. We want the court to intervene and solve the issue of illegal immigration to protect the indigenous people,” INPT general secretary Jagadhish Debbarma had told a newspaper last month.

Over 40 lakh people were left out of the draft NRC published in Assam.