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People facing harrowing time filling up NRC forms

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Bokajan, June 27: Amid the ongoing controversies pertaining to the revised NRC upgrading process, the rural populace of Bokajan is having a hard time collecting their Legacy Data for the same.

The forms distributed have proved another headache for the less educated and illiterate people of the area. Although, the government has taken all possible initiatives to motivate the people but it is a conceded fact that the people who live in the remote interior villages are not literate enough to be able to fill up the forms. Confusion prevails among the people regarding filling up the forms. The people are already having a harrowing time collecting their legacy data or the documentary evidences of NRC 1951 or Electoral Rolls up to 1971. The worst affected are the tribal people of the hills district of Karbi Anglong who live in the far-flung iccessible villages, unmindful of any such documents. This has become an easy money-making opportunity for some persons who are filling up the NRC forms on behalf of all the illiterate people.

“The north-eastern region has different communities and problem arises in understanding of language and finding out the required information and incorporating the same in the forms. If the local educated unemployed youths of area are capable to guide the villagers to fill up the forms in their respective languages then they should be engaged to help the general public,” said Bokul Chandra Borkotoky, a senior citizen.

Borkotoky further added that if this arrangement was made, it would give temporary employment to the unemployed youths and also help the people who are finding it difficult to fill up the forms and find the necessary documents.

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