25 July 2018:

Nagaland is set to take all preventive measures against possible influx of illegal immigrants from Assam in the wake of the publication of draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).

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The Nagaland Police are deploying additional forces to border areas to check and prevent the influx of the immigrants. Additional India Reserve Battalion units are being deployed and flying squads will also be sent. The government is writing to Village Councils to be vigilant and not to allow the illegal immigrants enter their jurisdictions or to employ them in any manner.

Instructions to Deputy Commissioners have also been made to take appropriate measures in this respect and issue necessary advisories to house owners in the towns to verify the identity of tenants from the authorities concerned and not let rooms on rent to doubtful and suspicious people.

Instructions to take the preventive measures were issued following a meeting of the Home and Police departments under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Temjen Toy.


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