Ankur Gupta, Jorhat Municipal Board BJP ward commissioner of Ward 6 in the district has written letters to chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding non inclusion of names of many Indian citizens in the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30, including his wife, Snehlata Gupta. Gupta has written that his wife and many others had migrated from other states of India in search of better opportunities and established their businesses here.
In the process they had acquired property and assets but non-inclusion of their names in the draft NRC meant that they were not citizens of this country.
Gupta had furnished the names of his father in law late Pooran Mal and mother in law Shanti Devi in the voters list of Rajasthan of January, 1971 as proof of his wife’s citizenship as well as her PAN card and voter’s card so that it could be verified by the Rajasthan government and sent back.
He appealed to the Chief Minister to verify all documents which had been sent to Rajasthan at the earliest so that genuine Indian citizens are not excluded from the NRC.
He also urged upon Rajnath Singh to ensure that such verified documents be provided to the NRC office here for all genuine citizens, without which they may face problems in the future.
Earlier Gupta had told this correspondent that several citizens mostly belonging to the Hindi speaking community here had been excluded despite having furnished proof of identity and questioned whether the NRC process had been as foolproof in weeding out illegal migrants as made out to be.
More than 40 lakh people left out from the final draft of NRC and they could file objections and complaints from August 7 to September 28.