New Delhi: The Centre on Monday said no person excluded from the final NRC list will be detained till he or she exhausts all legalremedies. In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also said the Assam government has made necessary arrangements to provide legal aid to the needy amongst those excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) through the district legal services authorities. “Persons left out of final NRC not to be detained under any circumstance till they exhaust all remedies available under law,” the statement said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It added that such persons will continue to enjoy all rights as earlier, like any other citizen, e.g. right to employment, education and property, etc. The MHA said adequate judicial process is available for the people left out to appeal to the Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) within 120 days from August 31, when the final NRC was published. To facilitate the appeals, 200 new FTs will be functional from Monday, in addition to 100 already existing, it said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAccording to the final NRC released on Saturday, out of the total 3.3 crore applicants, 3.11 crore figured in the list and names of about 19 lakh residents were excluded. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had said last week the exclusion of someone’s name from the final NRC does not amount to the person automatically becoming a foreigner as such a decision can be taken only by a foreigners’ tribunal after following proper legal process. “No one should be worried. No one should panic. Government is here to take care of everyone. Even those who will be excluded from the final list will get enough opportunity to prove their Indian citizenship,” he had said.
Over and out, B x [dropcap]B[/dropcap]log, was that you I heard there? Yes, it was. And stop lying, will you, please. NOBODY is to use the ‘C’ word now, for at least, the next six months.I hold my hands up, a beaten man. This year’s festival was our worst ever and simply everything we laid won. Down nearly a million overall, and setting a New WR of losing over £300k on Ivanovic Gorbachov, my nose is well and truly bloody. But there you go. That’s all in the past. Today is a new day, and on we march.I take this opportunity though, to say a huge ‘Thank You’, to all of The Star Army, for their relentless work and great attitude, during the run-up to, and also for the week itself.There are no special mentions. Quite literally, across the board, everybody produced the goods. THANK YOU..!In other news:Anyway, enough of all of that moaning. We all know what the real downer of the week has been, don’t we? Paul Daniels. Oh dear, oh dear, my Blog. Why do all the good guys keep falling? How heartbreaking to lose such an old-fashioned, charismatic, charming, classic and funny, true Brit eccentric and gentleman entertainer.My favourite PD story, is of when he was doing some work in the garden and accidentally chopped the ends of his fingers off. Such a professional he was though, rather than disturb his wife, Debbie, who was doing a radio show in her own right, he collected them up, and drove himself to A and E. THE SHOW MUST GO ON.