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Final NRC leaves out Bangladeshi refugees in India prior to 1971: Himanta

In a series of Tweets, the senior leader of the ruling BJP also alleged that the legacy data were manipulated for including names of doubtful persons as alleged by many

BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma. Photo: Wikipedia
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BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma. Photo: Wikipedia

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Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Saturday said the final version of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) did not contain names of many person coming to India from Bangladesh before 1971, the cut off period for updation.

In a series of Tweets, the senior leader of the ruling BJP also alleged that the legacy data were manipulated for including names of doubtful persons as alleged by many.

"Names of many Indian citizens who migrated from Bangladesh as refugees prior to 1971 have not been included in the NRC because authorities refused to accept refugee certificates," Sarma said in the micro blogging

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First Published: Aug 31 2019 | 3:10 PM IST

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