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CRPC to move Supreme Court on NRC modalities

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SILCHAR, May 10 � The Citizens� Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), today said it would move the Supreme Court with an appeal to set up the modalities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

On the sidelines of its state convention held today at the Gandhi Bhawan here, Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary, CRPC, Assam, said the Committee would approach the Supreme Court with the demand to fix the modalities for the NRC which in the present context to the programme, are framed by the State government and other organisations. �We shall urge the apex court to respond to our demand in the interest of the people of Assam,� Das Purkayastha said.

Nripendra Chandra Saha, president of CRPC Assam said names of 1,38,345 D voters in the State must be included in the NRC. According to him, only a small percentage of the total number have been declared as D voters. If the D voters� names are not included in the NRC now, they would be left out forever after the judicial proceedings.

Noted advocate and chief adviser to the CRPC, Hafiz Rashid Choudhury said that a realistic approach must be adopted to solve the problem without any harassment to the people. He said the government must accept the voters� list of the husbands of the married women as proof of their citizenship.

Moreover, the CRPC will open NRC facilitation centres in Silchar, Guwahati and Dibrugarh to help the people facing difficulties in obtaining the necessary documents. �Contrary to the assurance given by the government in the Superme Court regarding availability of the voters� list, the CRPC has found that there is no voters� list since 1951. The CRPC demands that the voters� list be made available at the facilitation centres and also in the NRC website, or else the Committee will be forced to approach the Supreme Court,� Choudhury said.

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CRPC to move Supreme Court on NRC modalities

SILCHAR, May 10 � The Citizens� Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), today said it would move the Supreme Court with an appeal to set up the modalities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

On the sidelines of its state convention held today at the Gandhi Bhawan here, Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary, CRPC, Assam, said the Committee would approach the Supreme Court with the demand to fix the modalities for the NRC which in the present context to the programme, are framed by the State government and other organisations. �We shall urge the apex court to respond to our demand in the interest of the people of Assam,� Das Purkayastha said.

Nripendra Chandra Saha, president of CRPC Assam said names of 1,38,345 D voters in the State must be included in the NRC. According to him, only a small percentage of the total number have been declared as D voters. If the D voters� names are not included in the NRC now, they would be left out forever after the judicial proceedings.

Noted advocate and chief adviser to the CRPC, Hafiz Rashid Choudhury said that a realistic approach must be adopted to solve the problem without any harassment to the people. He said the government must accept the voters� list of the husbands of the married women as proof of their citizenship.

Moreover, the CRPC will open NRC facilitation centres in Silchar, Guwahati and Dibrugarh to help the people facing difficulties in obtaining the necessary documents. �Contrary to the assurance given by the government in the Superme Court regarding availability of the voters� list, the CRPC has found that there is no voters� list since 1951. The CRPC demands that the voters� list be made available at the facilitation centres and also in the NRC website, or else the Committee will be forced to approach the Supreme Court,� Choudhury said.