"Thank God the water did not rise further," Putul Bora of Assam, who spent four days on the roof of a two-storey building after water submerged his ground floor room at Kayakulam town in flood-hit Kerala on Thursday evening, told The Telegraph on Tuesday.
The Assam PCC on Tuesday urged told the BJP to stop playing "cheap" politics on the NRC issue and questioned the reasons behind "dropping" names of people from the Hindu Bengali, Gorkha and Hindi-speaking communities residing in the state from the final draft of the NRC.
The Nagaland government has formed a committee headed by commissioner and secretary to the chief minister, Abhishek Singh, to streamline the inner-line permit (ILP) system, curb entry of illegal immigrants and bring out a strong policy to safeguard the rights and security of indigenous people, following the publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
The Assamese community in London has submitted a memorandum to the Indian high commissioner in the UK, Y.K. Sinha, opposing the Centre's move to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, passed as it would have "serious implication" for Assam vis-a-vis its demography, culture and the Assamese language.