On Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government is planning to delete the names from the NRC list, who had enrolled their names by forgery.
“We are gradually making a big plan that those who enrolled their names in the NRC by making forgery, we will try to delete those names. We will try to bring those forgery into light. To start the process, we have already started consultation with the experts.”
The statement of the Assam CM is very important. The statement has come at the time when there was an allegation that a large number of people’s names were enrolled in the final list of NRC by forgery.
Sarma also said, “Personally, I feel the date of detection and deportation of foreigners should be the year of 1951. But as a government, we have to accept the year of 1971.”
Recently, AIUDF President Badruddin Ajmal raised his objection regarding the process of NRC. He blamed Congress for the NRC mess. In a rally in Dhubri, Ajmal said, “We are not bangladeshi. It was congress, who built detention camp here. It was congress, who had created the NRC problem. It is congress who put Bangladeshi tag on our foreheads.”
Notably, Ajmal’s party represents mainly Bengali-speaking Muslim population of Assam. He has immense popularity among Bengali-speaking Muslims who are generally referred a ‘Miyan Muslim’. Miyan Muslim term is widely used in Assam to identify Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh. Ajmal and his party AIUDF has always opposed NRC.
Around 3.30 crore people had applied to be included in the NRC. Among them, nearly 40 lakhs names were excluded from the draft list which was published on July 30, 2018. Among them, around 36.28 lakh people had claimed for inclusion in the NRC list and around 2 lakhs had registered their objections.