NRC | Organisations oppose SC’s latest order

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The Asom Sanmilita Mahasangha and Indigenous Tribal People’s Front (ASMITPF) have opposed the Supreme Court’s latest decision of allowing five documents.

Recently, The Supreme Court of India had rejected NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela’s appeal to exclude five documents from ongoing NRC process.

Hajela made his plea before the court on the ground of maximum possibilities of fraudulent use of the five documents if these were allowed to be used in the claim exercise to enroll names in the final NRC.

“These documents could be fraudulently used by illegal foreigners to enroll their names in the NRC. We welcomed the Supreme Court’s earlier order of imposing a ban on the use of such documents. But the latest order of the SC cannot be acceptable,” Matiur Rahman, president of Asom Sanmilita Mahasangha said.

Leaders of the Indigenous Tribal People’s Front as well National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) while echoing Rahman appealed to the Supreme Court to reconsider its order.

Hajela suggested 10 documents instead of the accepted 15 documents while preparing the Standard Operating procedure (SOP) of the revision of the 40 lakh names excluded in the ongoing NRC process.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the concerns of forgery and photoshop which State coordinator Prateek Hajela had raised initially in his report to the court. Many stakeholders, including Assam government, had demanded inclusion of all 15 documents in their affidavits.

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