Assam has 3,95,688 ghost people!
Everyone in Assamhave some or some opinion about the NRC's all figure. There are strong opinionsfor for and against every figures. By August 31, everyone will come to knowabout the final exclusions in the NRC.
But surprisingly for one particular figure no one has any opinion. Nor anybody seems to be bothered about that figure.
That is thefigure of four lakh people who were excluded from NRC but did not reapply for inclusion.
Who are they?Where they have gone? Why did not reapply for inclusion in the NRC? Are they not aware of their fate? Are they toopoor to come even NRC office ? Are they ghosts or simply they have gone with the winds?
No one in Assamcares. There are petitions, counterpetitions, affidavits and even 25 lakh signatures were collected overnightdemanding re-verification of the NRC, only to be rejected by the Supreme Court.But not one statement could be seen about these people.
The state issilent, so is the stake holders like Assam Public Works, All Assam StudentUnion (AASU) or the ruling cliché of BJP,RSS and their ancillaries.
Why all of themhave no interest on these four lakhs? Noanswer. Since they have not re-applied, that means prima facie they areforeigners who most likely will not even contest their case in Foreigner'sTribunal.
Now the biggestquestion is – what will happen to them?
Will they befound out and kept in a detention centre? Or they be allowed to live where they are living now making mockery ofRs 1500 crore NRC where 40,000 people worked for four years.At present in the dirty lanes of politicssurrounding NRC, no one has time to bother about those 3,95,688 who haveaccepted themselves as foreign nationals living illegally in Assam.