SARUPATHAR: Freedom fighter Sachindra Nath Bhattacharjee, his son Sameer Bhattacharjee, daughter-in-law Champa Bhattacharjee, and granddaughters Kusumita Bhattacharjee and Kalika Bhattacharjee have been excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list.
"Families of freedom fighters have been disrespected by excluding them from the NRC. This is not only disrespect to the Bengalis, but also an insult to the freedom fighters and the martyrs," said some prominent citizens of Sarupathar.
Sameer Bhattacharjee said on Monday while talking to mediapersons, "I am a former teacher of Sarupathar Kalibari High School and now I am a pension holder from the State Government. We have submitted 1952 NRC of my father as legacy data, land patta of the year 1950, 1950 citizenship certificate and passport of my father Sachindra Nath Bhattacharjee, my citizenship certificate of 1956 all important documents. I passed the HSLC examination in 1971. Yet we have been excluded from the final list."
According to report, in 1972 Sachindra Nath Bhattacharjee was awarded copper memento by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and in 1997 former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also arranged for pension scheme for the freedom fighter's family. Identity card for identification of the freedom fighter's family was also provided during the 72nd Independence Day celebration at Sarupathar in Golaghat district. Sameer Bhattacharjee said that if the matter was not resolved immediately then he would have to approach the court with all legal documents.