November 29, 2022
NDTV News


Up to three.29 crore folks had sought inclusion in Assam NRC, of which 3.11 crore made it.

Guwahati:

A former Assam Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been accused by an NGO of “treason” for allegedly manipulating knowledge to incorporate “illegal” individuals within the listing. The Assam Public Works (APW) has lodged a grievance in opposition to the officer with the state police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

The NRC is a register of all Indian residents whose creation is remitted by a 2003 modification of the Citizenship Act, 1955. Its goal is to doc all authorized residents of India in order that unlawful immigrants will be recognized and deported. It has been carried out in Assam since 2013-2014.

The APW’s newest grievance accuses former Coordinator Prateek Hajela of “gross anomaly” within the means of aggregating the register.

“It is suspected that there have been manipulations in the family tree verification,” APW has alleged.

“We suspect Prateek Hajela and his close associates, in collaboration with some officers with migrant backgrounds, data entry operators, some minority leaders, and some anti-national elements, has used the mechanism to insert the names of illegal migrants in the updated NRC,” it mentioned.

APW can also be the principle petitioner within the NRC-related case filed within the Supreme Court. This is the tenth grievance APW has filed in opposition to Mr Hajela. The earlier ones had been lodged with the state police and CBI.

In the most recent one, APW has cited a report filed by the current Coordinator to allege as much as 40 per cent “wrong uploading” of the outcomes of the household tree-matching train.

This “cannot be treated as a normal human error, but…a well-planned, well-coordinated effort to include undeserving persons’ names into the NRC. This is an act of treason towards the nation,” the APW said.

“It is felt that if the call records…are analysed, the nexus…will come to light, enabling law-enforcement agencies to take action against such anti-national activities,” mentioned APW President Aabhijit Sharma.

The last draft of NRC was printed on August 31, 2019, displaying over 19 lakh folks in Assam excluded from it. Up to three.29 crore folks had sought inclusion in NRC, out of which 3.11 crore made it.

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