The teacher was declared a Bangladeshi citizen by the Foreigners Tribunal Morigaon in 2015. The Gauhati High Court upheld the verdict of the Foreigners Tribunal in June this year.
The apex court said that the claim and objection forms on the Assam NRC issue will be made available to the general public from August 20.
The draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), a Supreme Court-monitored list of Assam’s citizens, was published on July 30.
The NRC is being updated to include the names of those persons or their descendants who appear in the 1951 NRC or in any of the electoral rolls or in any one of the other admissible documents issued upto the midnight of March 24, 1971, to identify illegal migrants.
The chief minister also alleged that of the 40 lakh people left out of NRC, 38 lakh are Bengali speakers. “Twenty lakh are Bengali Hindus, 13 lakh are Bengali Muslims and another 2 lakh belong to Nepali community,” she said.
This is part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) drawn up by the Centre to deal with claims and objections of those who have been left out of the draft NRC which is being prepared on the directions of the apex court.
Congress’ stand on NRC reeks of its communal and opportunistic politics.
The senior BJP leader targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying that he was not loyal to his family as the UPA government in its 10 years of rule could not muster the courage to implement NRC, the initiative taken by former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
Modi said previous governments under the Congress dragged their feet on this issue for its “vote bank politics”.
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Gogoi pointed out that the NRC was being prepared under the Assam Accord clause of including people who have entered the country before March 25, 1971, and this was the only way it could be done.
The political slugfest between BJP and the opposition parties has been on ever since the first draft of the NRC was released.
“Amit Shah does not know the history of NRC. The 1985 Assam Accord was signed by Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress after coming to power. The party initiated the NRC process in 2005,” Khera told a press conference.
The NRC Sewa Kendras (NSKs) had on Saturday started informing the public about the reasons for excluding names from the complete draft.
Amit Shah in Kolkata: BJP president Amit Shah addressed the Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh rally in Kolkata this afternoon.