A community level meeting on publication of complete draft NRC was held in the auditorium of the Basic Training Centre, Kokrajhar on Friday to clear doubt of the genuine Indian citizens, whose names did not find a place in the final draft NRC which was published on July 30, 2018.
In the meeting, the genuine Indian citizens whose names did not figure in the final draft NRC were asked not to worry.
Organized by the office of the Kokrajhar Revenue Circle, the meeting was attended by the circle officer of Kokrajhar Revenue Circle Dipenn Barman, chairman of Kokrajhar Municipality Board Bishnu Narzary, gaon burhas, village council development committee (VCDC) chairmen, senior citizens and others.
In the meeting, the circle officer of Kokrajhar Revenue Circle Barman informed the gathering about the NRC update process.
He said the applicants, whose names didn’t figure in the final draft NRC, would be given ample opportunity through a process of claims and objections till September 28, and their citizenship status would not be questioned till the final NRC comes out.
Barman said the people whose names have not figured in the final draft NRC would get ample opportunity with adequate time to establish their claim of citizenship. People who lack knowledge would be provided assistance, he added.
He also said, the NRC is being updated under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court with March 24, 1971 as the cut-off date to find out the genuine Indian citizens in Assam. So, the genuine citizens have nothing to worry as those people whose names have been left out in the draft NRC can appeal and present objections before the authority.
The chairman of Kokrajhar Municipal Board, Bishnu Narzary, in his speech said the district administration is always there to guide and help the people.
The final draft NRC published on July 30 last figures the names of 2 crore 89 lakh 83 thousand 677 citizens of the State. A total of 3 crore 29 lakh 91 thousand and 384 persons had applied for inclusion of their names in the NRC. Names of 40 lakh 7 thousand and 707 people have not been included in the draft NRC.