NRC hearing | Congress Seeks conveyance for people

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The members of the Assam Congress Legislature Party have urged NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela to make arrangements regarding conveyance and security for attending NRC hearings.

A group of MLA apprised that in several LACs, notably Chenga, Barpeta, Goalpara West, Chaygaon and Boko, numerous people have been issued notices as late as 3rd and 4th August and asked to attend NRC related hearings on August 5 in far-off places like Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji.

The MLAs emphasized that most of these people do not own vehicles and it is difficult for them to find adequate public transportation facilities at such short notice. Moreover, most of them are wary of likely attempts by vested interests to waylay them en route to the venues of hearing and take away the precious documents which will enable them to prove their citizenship.

Therefore, the members of the Assam Congress Legislature Party requested Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator, NRC to instruct the Deputy Commissioners concerned to requisition adequate numbers of buses etc. to transport these hapless people to and from the venues of hearing. Further they requested to instruct the district administrations concerned to arrange for security personal to accompany the vehicles in question.

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