HAILAKANDI, Jan 16 - Hailakandi District Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind will not allow any bid to separate Barak Valley from Assam. Talking to mediapersons here, the president of District Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (Ajmal Group), Maulana Taj Uddin Laskar said that a section of people including the members of Union Territory Demand Committee (UTDC) are trying to intensify the Barak Valley separation movement after the release of first draft list of NRC in the State.
He said that there is a deep- rooted conspiracy to disrupt the peace of Barak Valley in the name of separation from the mainstream. He said that the names of 70 per cent of people of Barak Valley have not appeared on the first draft list due to non-verification of documents submitted along with the applications and people should not be worried about it as the documents like admit card, pan card, passport etc., will be verified in due course.
He reiterated that Jamiat also opposes the inclusion of names of any person who entered India after the midnight of March 24, 1971. They demanded early verification of documents of the applicants for the inclusion of the names of genuine Indians in the second draft list of NRC.
Jamiat will not keep mum if the names of genuine Indians are dropped in the second list and will start a movement throughout the valley, he threatened. He condemned the slow progress of verification process of NRC in Hailakandi district and urged the district administration to intensify the work for the early release of the list.
He further said that the discrepancy made regarding the inclusion of names in the first list will not be accepted in the second list. Citing an example, Laskar alleged that the name of a single member of a family appeared on the first draft list while names of other members of the family were dropped despite having proper legacy data and other documents.