Senior advocate and human rights activist Debashis Sur has sought Assam government and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities intervention against a section of NRC Seva Kendras, which have allegedly refused to accept the claims and objection forms submitted by the people whose names are not included in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft.
December 15 is the last date for filing claims and objections for the over 40 lakh peoples whose names did not appear in the draft NRC published by the Assam government in July 30 this year. While the deadline is approaching fast, only about eight lakh people have filed claims and objections for inclusion of their names in the NRC.
Sur, who has opened www.hindushelpline.wordpress.
“The Supreme Court has asked the NRC authorities to accept the documents submitted by the people. However, in most of the NSKs the officials are not even accepting the documents. As far as my knowledge goes, the officials at the NSKs are not the competent to verify the authenticity of the documents. The officials are also not supposed to reject the documents,” he said adding that in Baksa district of Assam he has witnessed large number of such such cases where the NSKs refused to accept the documents, leading to a crisis.
“99 percent of the Hindu Bengali have documents. They came before 1971. But the problem is that the NRC officials are not even accepting their documents. This is a crime,” he said