From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, June 25: Jajati Suraksha Manch (JSM) on Thursday said that there was no necessity for updating NRC for the aborigil tribal people of the State and the tribal caste certificate should be the basis for their legacy data.
Speaking to this correspondent, the advisor of JSM, Jaklal Basumatary said the tribal belts and blocks areas of the State were being occupied illegally by suspected illegal immigrants and the government machineries were mute spectators when it came to protecting the tribal lands from illegal occupation over the years. He said the government should stop updating the NRC for the people who had no qualification to stay in the protected tribal belts and blocks. He said no one had right to possess land and stay illegally after the tribal belts and blocks were created but despite this protective mechanism, suspected immigrants were grabbing tribal lands in belts and blocks areas. He demanded that the NRC update work should not be carried out in protected tribal lands for the people who came after creation of the belts and blocks.
Basumatary said a delegation of JSM and Adi Bathou Afat (ABA) called on the Governor of Assam PB Acharya on June 22 and submitted memorandum demanding that the tribal certificate should be the basis for obtaining legacy data and getting registered in NRC for tribal people. They demanded that the government should stop NRC update process for suspected tiolities that had been staying illegally after creation of the tribal belts and blocks. He also said that a delegation of the Manch would meet the Registrar General of India against the NRC updating process for illegal settlers in tribal belts and blocks. The delegation also demanded that the Adi Bathou religion and their followers should be included in the religious minority category.