The All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) has claimed that certain organisations used “false” objections against many people from religious and linguistic minority communities included in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The complete draft published in July, 2018 had excluded 40.07 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants. A window ending December 31, 2018 was provided for those left to file claims for re-inclusion. Citizens who suspected foreigners got into the list were also allowed to file objections within the same period. “Religious as well as linguistic minority people are being harassed in the name of NRC.
Members of some organisations such as the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) took signatures of villagers on blank forms and then filed objections in their names against the inclusion of people from minority communities in the complete NRC draft,” AAMSU advisor Azizur Rahman said on Saturday evening.…
- Assam NRC: SC firm on Deadline even as “Fake” Objections emerge (May 8, 2019, Sabrang India)
- India elections 2019: Muslims reveal fears behind calls for change (May 5, 2019, The National)
- Minorities alienated: Aujla (May 12, 2019, The Tribune)
- BJP MLA says burqa has become a symbol of terrorism, calls for it to be banned (May 7, 2019, Sabrang India)