GUWAHATI CITY

Hindi-Speaking Assam Residents Jittery over NRC

Tripura

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Aug 10: The Hindi-speaking people living in Assam for decades have sought the intervention of government and National Register of Citizen (NRC) by appointing officers who can read Hindi and Urdu documents to be submitted by them to the NRC Seva Kendras for inclusion of their names.

Pointing out that hundreds of Hindi-speaking people could not find place in the final NRC as they had submitted documents either in Hindi or Urdu, prominent Hindi speaking political leader of the state Gauravv Somani told The Sentinel that they have come across hundreds of such instances in which documents produced in Hindi or Urdu were rejected.

Clarifying that Somani, who is fighting for the cause of Hindi speaking people in Assam, was in favour of a foreigners-free NRC, Somani said, “Various delegation of Hindi speaking community have met CM Sarbananda Sonowal to apprise him about the difficulties faced by Hindi-speaking people in this process of updating the NRC.”