Innocent citizens not to be harassed: Gogoi

Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 14:16

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that innocent "genuine" citizens will not
be harassed during the process of detection of foreign
nationals.

"I will want to make it clear that the government will
never tolerate any innocent and genuine citizens being
harassed", Gogoi said while intervening during question hour
in the state Assembly here.

Admitting that at times during the process of
detection of foreigners, some innocent citizens are harassed,
the chief minister said each and every case that comes up
is dealt with.

The government will take all steps to protect the
rights of the citizen, the chief minister said in the reply to
a question by Aminul Islam who raised the issue of harassment
of citizen in the name of detection of foreigners from
Bangladesh.

Earlier replying behalf of Gogoi, forest minister
Rockybul Hussain said the problem of foreign nationals is an
age old one and it was not very easy to deal with it at one
stroke.

"Even noted citizens sometimes are served with wrong
notices questioning their genuineness but those are being
corrected," Hussain said.

To make the process easy the government with all
seriousness is going ahead with the preparation of the
National Registrar of Citizen (NRC).

"Once the NRC is completed there will be no problems",
he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 14:16

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