From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 6: The All BTC Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU) said that they were supporting the smooth implementation of NRC update works in Assam. At the same time, the ABMSU demanded that documents sought by the Supreme Court should be adopted in true spirit and puzzling of people for documents should be avoided.
At a press conference held at Salakati in Kkrajhar on Tuesday, Lafikul Islam Ahmed, general secretary of the ABMSU, said that the NRC update work should be conducted in a free and fair manner to identify all illegal immigrants in the State with base year of 1951 and 1971(March 24) as notified by the concerned authority while implementing the update work. He alleged that the district administration had not taken steps for speedy progress in NRC update work in the district and common people were facing problems in collecting legacy data. He said that people had authentic data and information but the computers of NRC Seva Kendras show invalid base years i.e. if someone wants legacy data of 1951, the computer shows 1966 or 1971.
Ahmed demanded that the NRC update work should be conducted in a smooth manner to identify the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and to deport them from the State. He urged the district administration and the government to solve all issues related to NRC update so that people were not troubled.
Residents of greater Salakati area in Kokrajhar district have also expressed their displeasure over the lack of clarity and information about NRC update in their respective places and demanded that the people should get authentic voter information so that they were not harassed.