Gogoi writes to MHA on voter list proposal

NRC: Woman commits suicide in Silchar after she allegedly failed to find her legacy data

BY Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, July 1: On a day when a woman committed suicide allegedly after failing to find her legacy data, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi moved the Union Home Ministry proposing electoral rolls as an additiol document for enrolling mes in the tiol Register of Citizens.

"The State government has written a letter to the Union Home Ministry citing the need for including the electoral rolls in the list of additiol documents," government sources said, hoping that the Centre would consider its plea.

"This has been proposed to ensure that the genuine Indian citizens do not find it difficult to enroll their mes in the NRC. Lots of people have failed to establish their linkages with their forefathers, who are citizens of India, through the legacy data and there was apprehension among a section of the people that their mes would not be enrolled in the NRC," the sources said.

The State government's proposal has led to widespread protests as there was allegation that the electoral roll in Assam was full of mes of illegal Bangladeshi citizens, who had been living in the state and it was only because of this the NRC was being updated based on the NRC of 1951.

Gogoi had earlier cited that the Election Commission of the India had conducted an intensive revision of the electoral rolls in 1997. The revision was done on the basis of the 1966 rolls.

Senior leaders from the Congress like Gautam Roy and Ardhendu Dey have been pressing for the 2014 voters list to be taken as a basis for the NRC.

The Chief Minister, however, made it clear that the NRC updating exercise will not be suspended.

Official sources today said Chief Minister has also issued strict instructions to the SPs and DCs of the districts to take action against self-styled agents and dalals who are duping people in the me of assisting them in enrolling their mes in the NRC.

Meanwhile, a woman, aged 50-55, committed suicide by hanging herself at Soi in Silchar. Sources said Thaibun Nesa Lashkar had been moving from pillar to post in the last few days to find her legacy data. She was depressed when she failed to get the required documents.

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