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    Final NRC List Is ‘Anti-Indigenous’, AKRSU Claims

    AKRSU claimed that over 15,000 people belonging to Koch-Rajbongshi community missed their names in the final NRC

    All Koch-Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) on September 3rd, 2019, expressed strong resentment at the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and said that the ‘list is anti-indigenous’.

    Addressing a press conference here in Bhoridhuwa in Kaliabor, general secretary of the Kaliabor wing of the organization, said, “The final NRC, which was published on August 31st, 2019, is an anti-indigenous list. Names of many indigenous people did not appear in the list while many doubtful people’s names included.” He further alleged that names of around 15,000 people belonging to the Koch-Rajbongshi community did not appear in the list.

    He further said, “Now, the list is not a ‘red-letter’ of the Assamese community. This list has disrespected the sacrifices of the martyrs of the Assam Movement.” The organization leaders also slammed the state coordinator for NRC, Assam, Prateek Hajela for his role in preparing the final list.

    The final NRC was released after a six-years-long process. The NRC updation work was started in 2013 after the Supreme Court promulgated an order. A total of 3,11,21,004 people were found eligible for inclusion in the list while a total of 19,06,657 people were found ineligible including who did not submit claims.

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