GUWAHATI, Dec 8 - A three-member delegation of the Assam Public Works (APW) today met the National Register of Citizens (NRC) Coordinator and offered some suggestions on the NRC verification process, so that not a single name of the illegal migrants can feature in the document.
It said in a statement here this evening that it suggested that in the 1971 Census report and the District Census Handbook of village and town directory, the NRC Department will get all the names of villages and towns of 1971.
The APW also suggested to the State government that since the State government is going to adopt a new land law (newspaper reports of November 28, 2015), it should consider all the relevant aspects of illegal migration from Bangladesh, prior to adopting such a legislation. In this case it has referred to the Upamanyu Hazarika One-man Commission report.�
The Upamanyu Hazarika Commission report has stated that �established and institutionalised mechanism that enabled Bangladeshi nationals to freely come into the country, acquire citizenship and voting rights and that a large-scale racket of fake certificates was involved in the entire operation��
In this context, all �Indian citizens� of Bangladesh origin are now suspects.�
As most of the government land in Assam is occupied by people of Bangladesh origin, the government proposal for issuing land patta to people occupying government land, will only benefit the Bangladeshi foreigners, most of whom are in the garb of Indian citizens.��
APW, in its original petition before the court in 2009 had shown that the voters� list of Assam is saddled with 41, 39,329 lakh �excess� voters over and above normal growth of voters up to 2006.This gives an indication of the magnitude of the foreign national problem of the State, it said.�
The issue of land patta can only be taken up after compilation of a correct NRC, where the antecedents of the people of Bangladesh origin will have to be verified through a mechanism, said the APW.