The Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the Assam Government that no action should be initiated by the Administration or the police based on the Draft NRC.

The MHA said that the people are entitled to file claims & objections and due opportunity has to be given to them before final publication.

The MHA has asked the Assam government to issue clear instructions to all Administrative and Police functionaries.

The MHA has asked the Registrar General of India to use all means of communication including websites, toll-free numbers, SMS etc, to provide information to public about the Draft NRC.

Meanwhile, the Assam state Government has been asked by the MHA to set up a State-level coordination committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to ensure coordination among state agencies, NRC authorities and Central agencies.

Earlier, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had assured that every individual will get sufficient opportunity for filing claims and objections in regards to inclusion or non-inclusion of names after the final draft is published.

Beefed up security arrangements and also round the clock control rooms to monitor the security scenario in the state are to be put into service.

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