GUWAHATI, July 11 - Expressing concern over some �major flaws� in the process of NRC updation in Assam, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have demanded inclusion of the names of genuine Indian citizens who migrated to Assam after March 24, 1971 and are staying here permanently.
The party also urged upon the authorities concerned to sort out all the pending issues as soon as possible.
�Original and credible documents issued by any competent authority of India prior of 1971 can be accepted as a proof of genuine citizenship. The permanent residents of the State must be included in the NRC on producing such documents,� said Deben Bhattacharyya, general secretary of the Assam State Committee of the party.
In a press statement, the party said that there are certain misconceptions regarding the inclusion of the names of Indian citizens from other parts of the country, who are staying permanently in Assam after March 24, 1971.
�Whereas according to the previous rules of the NRC update process, any genuine Indian citizens staying permanently in Assam, even coming to the State after 1971, was to be enrolled in the NRC. However, later on it was reported that this rule has been changed by the RGI and those who migrated to Assam post-1971 would not be included in the NRC. The CPI (M) believes that genuine Indian citizens, staying permanently in Assam for the past several decades must be a part of the NRC,� the statement added.