GUWAHATI, Sep 08: Assam Public Works, an NGO, will appeal before the Supreme Court to form a monitoring committee to monitor the entire process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.
Assam Public Works (APW) president, Abhijeet Sharma on Saturday said that, there were a large number of anomalies during the NRC update process. In this regard, he claimed that there was a large number of illegal foreigners’ names which were included in the final draft of NRC published on July 30.
“NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela admitted in the apex court that, there were reported of some cases of buying and selling of legacy data. The Morigaon district Deputy Commissioner also admitted that, 39 suspected illegal foreigner families name were included in the final draft of NRC. It is proved that, there were a large number of anomalies in the NRC updation process,” Sharma said.
Abhijeet Sharma further said that they will appeal before the Supreme Court to form a monitoring committee.
“This committee will monitor the entire NRC process. People of Assam want a foreigners free NRC. So we have to be alerted,” Sharma said.
The final draft of NRC was published on July 30 by including the names of 2.89 crore persons out of 3.29 crore applicants.
The Supreme Court has chosen ten identity proof documents for the re-verification of the around 40.7 lakh applicants excluded from the final draft of NRC, and asked all stakeholders to let their views known on the documents before September 19 as the apex court will hear the case on September 19.
Meanwhile, APW had submitted a memorandum to the NRC state coordinator and suggested for scrutiny of NRC based on residency check as per directive by the apex court.