Silchar: Citizen Rights Protection Coordination Committee (CRPCC), Assam, has put forth some of the issues and concerns of those who have been left out of the second NRC draft list which was published on July 30, 2018, before Prateek Hajela, NRC state coordinator through a memorandum submitted to him through the Deputy Commissioner and DRCR of Cachar, on Monday.
The ‘reasons’ for the non inclusion of so many names communicated form various seva kendras by the LRCRs are very peculiar and uncharacteristic.
Reasons such as ‘OVR pending’, ‘no reason’, ‘technical reason’ and ‘under process and verification awaited’ among others are being given.
Even in some cases, the reasons written in abbreviated forms are hard to decipher and decode. The full form is unintelligible and indecipherable. The numerous help lines which have been opened by various political parties, NGOs and social activists are also confused to clarify confusions arising out of such peculiar reasons and abbreviations. They have stated in the memorandum that either parent or child of the same family i.e. same ARN has been included and excluded simultaneously basing any of those five documents. Such genuine left outs are feeling very embarrassed to submit their claims owing to denial of the document which has been already considered for inclusion of their other family members.
This is, as stated by CRPCC, is nothing but denial of equal justice for all as happened earlier in case of offering OI status to some among many equals. The process of NRC which is the updation of NRC 1951 is not running smoothly since the NRC 1951 has been denied in the fag end of the process. This is frustrating the entire process after utilizing so much of public money and human resources. The denial of voter list up to March 24, 1971, is the denial of Assam Accord which date was finalized and committed by all concerned and approved by the Supreme Court of India.
The citizenship certificates, refugee registration certificate and ration card which are also vital documents need to be included without keeping on hold. Panchayat certificate in case of migrated married women are only available or affordable document for majority of illiterate married women to establish linkage. This certificate should be also included in list ‘B’ document for linkage. They have urged upon the state coordinator to mitigate the hardships faced by the claimants by including those 5 dropped documents. The memorandum has been signed by Dr Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Arunangshu Bhattacharjee, Hillol Bhattacharjee, Subrata Chandra Nath among others.