SILCHAR, July 31 - Even though there were no instances of clashes anywhere across Barak Valley, publication of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) evoked mixed response across southern part of the State on Monday.
Manoj Deb, a resident of Malugram said �my ARN has been allegedly misplaced at the NSK wherein I had submitted my application. The ARN that I have does not match with the ARN available at the NSK. What I have learnt is that my ARN was misplaced with another person and this created the mess. When I approached the district administration with my problem, the authorities assured me of all assistance,� a worried Deb said.
Moloy Ranjan Chakraborty, a local from Silchar said that he found his wife�s name on the list, but his name along with son and daughter are missing from the draft.
In a similar instance, Abdul Matin Laskar, a resident of Madhurbandh has alleged that out of 10 members of his family who applied for NRC, the 8th and 9th members are not included in the list.
Former MLA from Katigorah, Ataur Rahman Majharbhuiya has not found his name in the complete draft.
�My name was there in the first part of the draft. Now, three of my family members have been inducted, but my name is missing from the complete draft. I guess this might be the result of sheer negligence on the part of the Government,� Majharbhuiya said.
North Karimganj MLA Kamalakshya Dey Purakayastha has termed the whole process of draft publication a faulty one saying, �if names of people using same legacy code can come, why and how have their family members been missed out from the list.�
Meanwhile, Congress MP from Silchar Sushmita Dev has criticised the general jubilation following publication of the draft NRC. The voter�s list of Assam has been reviewed time and again.
�I see no reason why there should be jubilation and celebrations and even distribution of sweets when a large number of people have been left in the lurch. We all know that the Government data on D-voters is around 3.5 lakh, but now it has jumped to a whopping 40 lakh, who are suspected foreigners. The authorities had changed the rules of the verification process almost every day following which around 1.5 lakh people were deleted from the first list. How can the people meet the requirements as mandated by the NRC authorities?� Sushmita asked The Assam Tribune.
On the other hand, Silchar MLA Dilip Kumar Paul reacted on the issue by saying, �I am an optimist and strongly believe that those who have not been included in the list shall have a fair chance of claims and objections and they will be included in the list eventually.
The markets and prime business locations across Barak Valley saw fewer people on Monday as the streets wore a deserted look.