The call for an NRC-like exercise is getting louder in other parts of the Northeast.
Interacting with media persons in Shillong after a meeting between the All Assam Students Union, the Khasi Students Union and the North East Students Union, NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa demanded NRC for the entire region.
Jyrwa pointed out that it was a long-term demand of the NESO. Meanwhile, reiterating its stand, the KSU once again called for an NRC like exercise in Meghalaya to flush out illegal migrants.
KSU general secretary Donald Thabah said that there is a big chance that in absence of stringent anti-influx laws, a whole lot of the 40 lakh who missed out of the final draft may try to sneak into state.
Meanwhile, AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya reiterated that genuine Indians have no reason to fear even if their names have not featured in the final draft.
He added that the bill is anti-foreigner in nature and is not targeted against any community or religion.