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Minority organizations allege harassment of the minority people in the name of NRC objections

Minority organizations

 

Our Correspondent

UDALGURI: Minority organizations have alleged that some vested interest organizations are behind the harassing of the minority people in the name of NRC objections.

In a memorandum to the President of India, these organizations said that the prevailing situation has been created by some groups with a vested interest. Objections are made against the inclusion of their names in the NRC. Without knowing a person, objections are filed with the intention of harassing innocent but poor genuine citizens of this country who have been living in Assam since time immemorial. The organizations demanded that if the complainants failed to prove the ground for making the complaints, necessary legal action should be taken against them.

The government should bear the transportation expenses of people who have to travel long distances to attend the hearing with their family members, the memorandum stated further. The organizations further demanded that necessary steps should be taken to free the persons having proof of citizenship. They failed to produce documents on the date of hearing and were now living in the detention camps.

The memorandum, sent to the President through the Udalguri Deputy Commissioner, was signed by Sushil Chandra Roy of Bharat Mukti Morcha, Ziarul Haque of All BTC Minority Students’ Union, Sujit Sarkar of All BTC Bengali Youth Students Federation, Miyarul Islam of Muslim Students’ Union of Assam, Subhajic Sutradhar of All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation, Md. Akmal Hussain of Popular Front of India, Rafiqul Islam of Campus Front of India, Gopal Sarkar of Udalguri Scheduled Caste Students’ Union, Jagabandhu Mandal of Namo Sudra Samaj Sanstha and Nur Islam of Ittehad Front of India.

 

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