With the Supreme Court monitoring the process, the first draft of NRC was published in December previous year. They settled in Assam, which borders the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the north and Bangladesh to the south and is home to several rebel groups. "The publication of the complete draft will go a long way in achieving what an agitation (against illegal migrants from 1979-1985) nearly four decades ago had sought to". Hence, there is no need for anyone to panic. "Whatever is happening is under the supervision of the Supreme Court", Singh said. Abdul Suban, 60, a Bengali-speaking Muslim, said earlier.
"We are doing an exercise that is unprecedented and if there are course corrections which are required to be done, we will need to do that", said Hajela, who is guarded round-the-clock by a team of police.