Sonowal reiterates help to Indians excluded from NRC

Published: Oct 12, 2019, 11:16 am IST

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has reiterated the government’s assurance of providing legal assistance to genuine Indian citizens left out of the final and updated National Register of Citizens (NRC).

He re-affirmed the government’s commitment before representatives of various organisations of Bengali community of the state who had called on him here yesterday to apprise him about their grievances.

They also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Chief Minister.

Assuring the delegates of taking positive steps for resolving issues afflicting the community, the Chief Minister said the State Government would extend legal support to those excluded from NRC so that genuine Indian citizens do not have to face any harassment.

He also asserted that it was the duty of the State Government to make all groups and sections of the people residing in the state feel secure and Government would take all necessary steps in this regard.

Moreover, Sonowal assured of making sincere efforts towards socio-economic development of the Bengali community in the state.