GUWAHATI, June 21 � The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) will send a delegation to the Central Government, the President of India and the Registrar General of India to take up the issue of inclusion of the names of the people belonging to the tea tribe communities and other indigenous communities of the State in the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Stating that it has come to its notice that some forces are trying to lead astray the people of the tea tribe communities on the issue, the APCC made an appeal to the people of these communities not to be misled by such forces.
The APCC said in a statement here that many people of these communities do not have the required documents for inclusion of their names in the NRC. It is because of their ignorance, illiteracy etc. This issue was discussed by the State executive committee of the APCC a few days back with due emphasis and it resolved that it would ensure inclusion of the names of the people belonging to the tea tribe communities and all indigenous communities of the state in the NRC.
The APCC has held elaborate discussions with the State Government and the State NRC Coordinator on this issue. It is of the opinion that if the situation so demands the present norms would have to be changed to facilitate inclusion of the names of these people in the document.