BENGALI Students Protest against NRC for Leaving Out Genuine Indians

The All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (United) comprising 13 organizations on Thursday demonstrated in Delhi protesting against alleged flawed revised National Register for Citizens  leaving out  19 over lakh residents in the north-eastern state and unconstitutional procedure taken to detect foreigners through the National Register of Citizens (NRC).Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora, who joined the demonstration at Jantar Mantar, said the government has no right to harass Indian citizens.” We have verified those 19 lakh names dropped from the NRC and it is revealed that 90 per cent of them are Indian citizens. There are cases where half of the members of the same family have been excluded while the others have been included,” he said. “The BJP government has deliberately done this and it is very unfortunate. The BJP has said that those who have found their names dropped from the NRC should not be terrorized. But how can they feel safe when they are forced to run from pillar to post to get justice,” Bora said. “The BJP government has hatched a conspiracy to create this chaos. The BJP is talking in different voices – while a section has opposed the NRC exercise, another group has supported it,” he said. Meanwhile, in Assam, two FIRS have been lodged with the Police against NRC Chief Co-coordinator Prateek Hajela for alleged discrepancies in the updated citizenship document.

A case was filed by a lawyer in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh while the other was filed by a Muslim students’ body “All Assam Goriya-Moriya Yuva Chhatra Parishad” in Guwahati. The complainants held Hajela responsible for the errors (image courtesy: ANI)

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