GUWAHATI, Sept 14 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and its 30 ally organizations representing various ethnic communities of the State today said that the recently-published NRC was faulty and that it needs immediate rectification.
The AASU and the organizations came up with several demands following extensive deliberations last evening.
The other demands included ensuring constitutional safeguards for the State�s indigenous people, repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and keeping the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project in abeyance till completion of a thorough scientific assessment of every related issue, including safety of the downstream people.
In a statement, the AASU reiterated its assertion that the NRC failed to include the names of many indigenous people, while including the names of many foreign nationals.
�We want the names of all indigenous people left out of the NRC included in the list through a special procedure without them having to go to the Foreigners� Tribunals. Similarly, sample reexamination should be done to ensure that the names of those illegal foreigners are deleted from the NRC,� it said.
It held both the Centre and the State government responsible for their �failure� in coming up with an authentic NRC.
The student bodies also warned the �communal forces� to desist from their bid to safeguard Hindu and Muslim Bangladeshis in the State.
On the Lower Subansiri project, the AASU said that the Centre has gone back on its promise of holding a tripartite meeting with the organizations protesting against the project and is trying to impose it on the people of Assam oblivious to the grave dangers looming over the downstream populace.
�Work on both Lower Subansiri and Dibang projects must be stopped till it is ensured that the projects are safe,� it said.
The organizations also made it clear that protests against the CAB would continue as the Bill was �communal, unconstitutional and violated the letter and the spirit of the Assam Accord�.