As the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated to identify illegal immigrants in Assam, Naxals are trying to take full advantage of the situation, a government official told the Zee group. The official said top Naxal leaders are making efforts to establish bases among the terrorist outfit the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and radical Muslim organisations based in Assam.
Naxals are giving support openly to radical Muslim organisations who are critical of the government and also guiding their agitation, the official said. He added that they are also trying to form a new red corridor by establishing contact with the ULFA so that they can get a regular supply of arms for their cadres.
”There are reports about the presence of Maoists in Assam. We are trying to know what is the current scale of Maoist activities in Assam including cadre strength, the area of operations, leadership and traction,” said an officer deployed with the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The final draft of the NRC list excluded nearly four million people triggering widespread anguish and intense agitation in several parts of the state.