SHILLONG: The Anti-Corruption and Human Development Organisation (ACHDO) has expressed concern over the exclusion of women from Meghalaya who are married in Assam from the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The ACHDO has urged the Meghalaya Government to talk with the Assam counterpart not to harass the women from the state as well as to issue appropriate and acceptable documents in their favour.
“The matter is serious as the genuine and bonafide Indian citizen of Meghalaya has been excluded from the final NRC list and were declared as foreigners rendering them stateless overnight,” the ACHDO president Ishraful Hoque said.
The ACHDO also asked the reasons not to accept documents from Meghalaya even as it wanted that the state government should set up a legal aid office to help the women who are bonafide citizen of India.
The organisation also urged the Meghalaya Government to take all appropriate measures so that the women from Meghalaya do not suffer.
Meanwhile, the ACHDO has also urged the government to take appropriate measure so that no infiltration occurs into Meghalaya as according to them there is a high chance of infiltration of people from Assam whose names does not figure in the final NRC list.
“ACHDO also stands as watchdog on the matter and will bring to notice of the authorities on any suspicious movements of infiltrators. ACHDO stands in solidarity stands in saying no to Bangladeshi in Meghalaya,” Hoque said.
The organisation has also urged MLAs SG Esmatur Mominin (Phulbari), Dr Azad Zaman (Rajabala), Dikkanchi D Shira (Mahendraganj) to take up the matter in the floor of the assembly.