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Call to settle �D� voters issue

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 � Making a plea to resolve the vexed problem of �D� voters, the Citizens Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC) has called for increasing the number of tribunals in the State and augmentation of the verification process.

The CRPC is organising a national convention on Tuesday to highlight the plight of the Hindu Bengalis in Assam.

Addressing a press conference, CRPC president, Nripendra Ch Saha and chief advisor, Hafiz Rashid Choudhury said the 29 tribunals functioning in the State are not at all sufficient to dispose of the huge number of cases in the next 10 years. They estimate the �D� voters to be over 2.21 lakh in the State.

Hafiz Rashid Choudhury said that CRPC wanted the State Government to set up screening committees at the police station level. The screening committee may comprise representatives of All Assam Students Union, All Assam Minority Students Union and others to screen the cases before recommending them to the tribunals, he said.

This is essential to prevent harassment, he said.

The CRPC has also advocated setting up of mobile courts in the State to hear the complaints.

The CRPC demands that the Bengali Hindu refugees, who entered Assam even after 1971 being victims of social violence should be given citizenship without reference to any cut-off year.

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Call to settle �D� voters issue

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 � Making a plea to resolve the vexed problem of �D� voters, the Citizens Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC) has called for increasing the number of tribunals in the State and augmentation of the verification process.

The CRPC is organising a national convention on Tuesday to highlight the plight of the Hindu Bengalis in Assam.

Addressing a press conference, CRPC president, Nripendra Ch Saha and chief advisor, Hafiz Rashid Choudhury said the 29 tribunals functioning in the State are not at all sufficient to dispose of the huge number of cases in the next 10 years. They estimate the �D� voters to be over 2.21 lakh in the State.

Hafiz Rashid Choudhury said that CRPC wanted the State Government to set up screening committees at the police station level. The screening committee may comprise representatives of All Assam Students Union, All Assam Minority Students Union and others to screen the cases before recommending them to the tribunals, he said.

This is essential to prevent harassment, he said.

The CRPC has also advocated setting up of mobile courts in the State to hear the complaints.

The CRPC demands that the Bengali Hindu refugees, who entered Assam even after 1971 being victims of social violence should be given citizenship without reference to any cut-off year.

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— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)