Fake mes in the NRC
There are disquieting reports about concerted attempts being made by a large number of people who are not Indian citizens to get their mes entered in the updated tiol Register of Citizens (NRC). They have attempted to do this by submitting forged supportive documents to stake their claims. The State Coorditor for the updating of the NRC, Prateek Hajela has admitted that so far a “substantial number” of forged or fake documents have been detected, which proves that undeserving persons were making fraudulent attempts to get their mes included in the NRC. A large number of these documents are birth certificates (many of them issued in galand!) and certificates purported to have been issued by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam. This discovery inspires confidence about the competent and meticulous updating of the NRC. This discovery also literally compels the Election Commission (EC) to scrutinize the electoral roll of Assam and compare it with the updated NRC of Assam. It will not do for the EC to claim that it has “nothing to do” with the NRC. It has the responsibility to conduct fair elections. Elections conducted with defective electoral rolls with the mes of non-Indians are not fair elections. The Election Commission will be performing a mere ritual instead of carrying out its responsibilities honestly if it declines to look at documents that eble it to scrutinize and verify its electoral rolls.