Reactions on NRC Exclusion Figure

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) President Atul Bora said that the party was dissatisfied as the numbers of names on the National Register of Citizens were below what was expected. Earlier AASU and Assam Public Works had also said that they would move the Supreme Court as the final list did not depict correct numbers.

Tarun Gogoi, former chief minister of Assam, said that he was not happy the way National Register of Citizens final list has been published. He said that many Indians had been excluded and a large number of foreigners were  included. “This will lead to much more problem now.” he said.”The Home Ministry has miserably failed to prepare the NRC. Now they are trying to hoodwink the people,” he added.

All Assam Student Union Adviser, Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya has rejected the NRC final list alleging that the numbers are not satisfactory. The Union is sure that some more will be included from there as genuine Indians are left out in many cases. We will move the SC again to rectify the mistakes and cross check the software through an expert agency. was a failure of the state government.

Reacting on the publication of final NRC, Pradip Kumar Bhuyan petitioner in the case said that he is satisfied with the NRC and urged the state government to declare the 19 lakh people excluded from the NRC as D-voter.

Ramen Deka, the BJP MP from Mangaldoi said “We are not at all happy. A large number of Bangladeshi Muslims have been enlisted, while genuine Indian citizens have been left out. The exercise was conducted under the supervision of the Supreme Court but the document is not up to the mark.

AIMIM’s Asauddin Qwaisi said that he doubts that the BJP will use the Citizen Amendment Bill to try to give citizenship to all non-Muslims, which will again be a violation of Right to Equality. BJP should stop asking for NRC throughout the country in terms of Hindus & Muslims. They should learn from what has happened in Assam.

Abdul Khaleque, Congress MP from Assam not fully satisfied with final list as it has left out names of a number of legitimate Indian citizens.

Minister in the Assam state cabinet and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma says that the Indian citizens who migrated from Bangladesh as refugees prior to 1971 have not been included in the NRC because authorities refused to accept refugee certificates, among other flaws.

We are not happy at all. It seems there were some deficiencies in the updatation process. We believe that it is an incomplete NRC. We will appeal to the Supreme Court to remove all the faults and descrepancies in this NRC,” AASU General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the final NRC, Abhijeet Sharma, who heads Assam Public Works (APW) wrote in his facebook handle that “Congratulations to the saviours of the illegal intruders…as of today, you’ve been successful!

The ministry of Home Affairs is in regular touch with state DGP and Chief Secretary. No untoward incident has been reported so far. 

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