Assam To Give Legal Aid To Underprivileged People Excluded From NRC List

Assam To Give Legal Aid To Underprivileged People Excluded From NRC List

Home Ministry has assured that no person whose name has been excluded from NRC list will be detained

 

New Delhi: The Assam government will provide legal aid to underprivileged people who have been excluded from the final list of the National Register of Citizens or NRC, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“The state government has also made necessary arrangements to provide legal aid to the needy people amongst those excluded from NRC final list, by providing all assistance through the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA),” a tweet by the official handle of the spokesperson of MHA on Tuesday read.

It added that no person whose name has been excluded from the NRC list will be detained by the authorities and can challenge their exclusion from the list using the remedial measures provided.

“Persons left out of NRC final list NOT to be detained under any circumstance till they exhaust all remedies available under law. Such persons to continue to enjoy all rights as earlier, like any other citizen, example right to employment, education, property etc,” another tweet read.