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Guwahati: Aabhijeet Sharma, president of Assam Public Works, an NGO, on whose petition the Supreme Court got involved in the process to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC), said the complete draft was a long-cherished dream.

It was a no business day in the Rajya Sabha again on Wednesday as the protests by Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other opposition parties continued for the second day over National Register of Citizen in Assam forcing the Speaker to adjourn the house.

Those who were not named in the final draft could appeal for rectification, "but we will never compromise on the security and integrity of our country", he said.

Sonowal said after the publication of first draft of NRC, people cutting across all castes and tribes, religious, linguistic divides residing in the Barak and Brahmaputra valleys, plains and hills of the State showed tremendous unity and harmony. It comprised 1.9 crore names out of the total application of 3.29 crore people in Assam.

She said, "If Bengalis say Biharis can't stay in Bengal, South Indian people say North Indians can't stay there and North Indians say South Indians can't stay here". We will send back the illegal immigrants to Bangladesh.

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A bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi and R.F. Nariman said the centre should place the SOP before it by 16 August and that a local registrar has to give notice to those who have filed claims and objections, allowing them reasonable opportunity for a hearing.

"The global community is fighting to stop a process that is alarmingly on track to potentially render millions of people stateless, and vulnerable to indefinite detention, violence or worse", said Ricken Patel, Avaaz executive director.

Assam in India lies on the border with Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

The chief minister also held talk with his Nagaland counterpart, who was well aware of the possible influx of people not listed in the NRC into the state.

"It is for the home minister now to clarify whether he stands by the statement that he made on Monday in the Lok Sabha or he agreed with the statement that has been made in the Rajya Sabha by BJP president Shri Amit Shah. This isolation has been done keeping in mind as to who can vote for the BJP and who cannot vote for them", she allged.

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The chief minister of Assam has said that there is no question of anyone being put in detention camp. Many of these stateless citizens might try to enter other state which in turn has potential to create law and order problem.

"No coercive action will be taken against anyone". The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG), a human rights watchdog, said the NRC draft list is the biggest disenfranchisement exercise in human history.

Critics see the citizenship test as a measure supported by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aimed at driving out minority Muslims.

The list released Monday is still just the complete draft - those who have been left out will be given a chance to make claims and objections, before the final list is out.

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