GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - The Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has called upon the people to maintain peace and amity in view of the NRC process and stressed that no genuine Indian citizen must be excluded from the updated Register.
�NRC was part of the Assam Accord which decided on the cut-off date of 1971 to determine the question of illegal migrants settled in Assam. The work for preparing such a register did not proceed until the Supreme Court intervened and under its directions and supervision the draft NRC has been prepared,� said a statement issued today by the CPI(M) Politburo.
The party added that a lot of anomalies have been noticed in the preparation of the draft.
�A large number of women have been left out despite the fact that the Supreme Court declared the panchayat certificate as a valid document. Many others complained of being left out due to improper field verification. In some cases, ration cards, as support document, have been reportedly rejected. Strangely, in a single family, some members are included while others are excluded. Consequently, there is apprehension and anxiety amongst the 40 lakh names that did not figure in the draft NRC,� it said.
The party added that all the complaints regarding non-inclusion must be thoroughly and seriously examined and corrected.
�The time limit for claims on inclusion of names must be extended to allow people to file their complaints. Only then the final NRC should be published. No Indian should be excluded,� it said.
The party appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquillity. �All efforts that undermine the unity and integrity of our country and our people should be foiled,� said the CPI (M) Politburo.