From Our Correspondent
Silchar, April 19: The public meeting convened by Barak Valley Human Rights Protection Society in Women's College today has resolved that the NRC should be updated keeping the voters’ list of 2014 based on which last general elections were held.
The Society will meet three deputy commissioners of Barak Valley districts on Thursday and will request him to stop the NRC update procedure in the valley as the Society is going to approach the apex court soon.
The Society will call a 12-hour Barak bandh against the complexities associated with the NRC update and the conspiracy being hatched against Bengali speaking people.
The speakers in an identical manner said that the attempts are being made to deny the Bengali speaking populace of citizenship which can divide Assam and fears that the developments could lead to blood bath in Barak Valley in support of a separate state. They stressed that the conspiracy to redefine the Assamese identity by making the 1951 tiol Register of Citizens as the base year should be stopped at any cost.
“We favour the process of updating the NRC but the way the state government is playing into the hands of AASU and Assam Sahitya Sabha only spells trouble as a particular section is being targeted,” said a speaker.
The Society wants that the procedure to update the NRC in Assam should be carried out in accordance with modalities that have been decided for entire India. Why should a separate modality be in place for Assam? It cannot be accepted that bodies like AASU and Assam Sahitya Sabha is showing more ‘proactive’ than the state government regarding NRC. The body made it clear that any attempt to deny citizenship to genuine Bengali speaking Indians will not be tolerated.
In order to combat the present complexities of NRC update, a writ petition will be filed before the apex court highlighting different facts and figures.