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National Register of Citizens (NRC) has once again emerged as a hurdle in formal marriage of a bride and groom in Barak Valley.

Yes, it’s true. NRC has become a stumbling block between two parties who have agreed to get their son and daughter tied with marital vows.

The incident was witnessed at Berenga Part V, Nayagram, situated on the outskirts of Silchar, on Saturday evening last.

Both the bride, Rezina Begam Barbhuiya (name changed) and the groom (Dilwar Hussain Laskar) vouched to get married with support from their family members, which led to both parties to fix a wedding date.

The father of the bride, Kutub Uddin Barbhuiya asked whether his would be son-in-law Dilwar Hussain Laskar had his name in the draft list of NRC.

At this, the family members of Dilwar got furious when all was set for finalization of the wedding date.

Later, Kutub Uddin Barbhuiya while searching on his own did not find Dilwar’s name in the draft lists of NRC.

When just a few days are left for publication of the final list of NRC (August 31, 2019), how he can get his daughter married to a man whose future is at stake.

After a serious thought, Kutub Uddin Barbhuiya decided to ‘break off’ the marriage.

The matter didn’t end here as startling revelations popped out when Barbhuiya approached the Silchar Sadar PS on Saturday and filed an FIR against his would be son-in-law for allegedly ‘kidnapping’ his daughter.

Speaking to Northeast Now, Barbhuiya said, “How can I get my daughter married to a person whose name is not in the NRC list?”

“Now, you see, he has kidnapped my daughter with the help of his relatives and cousins. I want justice and my daughter back at the earliest,” he added.

In his FIR, Barbhuiya also registered names of Dilwar’s relatives Kabul Hussain Laskar and Sebual Hussain Laskar, who allegedly helped Dilwar in kidnapping his daughter.

As the news spread, family members of Dilwar too reached Silchar Sadar PS and informed the police that it was not a case of kidnapping.

Instead both of the bride and groom eloped on their own as they have vouched to remain together.

At the time of filing this report, it was learnt that both the parties along with Silchar police are trying to resolve the matter amicably for which a meeting has been set on Sunday evening.

Aniruddha Laskar

Aniruddha Laskar is the Chief of Bureau, South Assam &and Mizoram. He can be reached at -

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