National Register of Citizens

Assam’s anxiety

Print edition : August 31, 2018

Some of the women whose names were left out from the National Register of Citizens’ draft list, when they gathered at Howly block in Barpeta district of Assam on August 6. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

At an NRC Seva Kendra in Morigaon on July 30. Photo: PTI

Siddik Ali, shows an NRC acknowledgement, as he travels in a boat with other villagers across the Brahmaputra to Goroimari in Kamrup district on July 30 to check if his name figures in the final draft of the NRC. Photo: PTI

The Narendra Modi government’s religion-based approach casts a shadow over the process of updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam and the hopes of arriving at a solution to the vexed foreigners issue in accordance with the 1985 Assam Accord.

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